My Soul, Praise the Lord

My soul, praise the Lord! O God, thou art great

Author: William Kethe; Alterer: Roy A. Cheville
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My soul, praise the Lord!
O God, thou art great;
The earth and all things
Thyself didst create.
Thou laidst the foundation
Of seas and of lands,
And stretched out the heavens
As works of thy hand.

2 The earth where we dwell
That journeys through space
Turns countries around
To see the sun's face;
And high o'er the mountains
The clouds gather rain
To drop o'er the valleys
In blessings again.

3 O God, thou art great!
My pleasure shall be
To muse on the good
And greatness I see.
My full adoration
I gladly shall give.
My soul, praise the Lord now
And long as I live.

Source: The Hymnal #12

Author: William Kethe

William Kethe (b. Scotland [?], d. Dorset England, c. 1594). Although both the time and place of Kethe's birth and death are unknown, scholars think he was a Scotsman. A Protestant, he fled to the continent during Queen Mary's persecution in the late 1550s. He lived in Geneva for some time but traveled to Basel and Strasbourg to maintain contact with other English refugees. Kethe is thought to be one of the scholars who translated and published the English-language Geneva Bible (1560), a version favored over the King James Bible by the Pilgrim fathers. The twenty-five psalm versifications Kethe prepared for the Anglo-Genevan Psalter of 1561 were also adopted into the Scottish Psalter of 1565. His versification of Psalm 100 (All People that… Go to person page >

Alterer: Roy A. Cheville

(no biographical information available about Roy A. Cheville.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul, praise the Lord! O God, thou art great
Title: My Soul, Praise the Lord
Author: William Kethe
Alterer: Roy A. Cheville
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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