O praise ye the Lord, Prepare your glad voice

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1 O praise ye the Lord!
Prepare your glad voice,
new songs with his saints
assembled to sing;
before his Creator
let Israel rejoice,
and children of Zion
be glad in their King.

2 And let them his name
extol in the dance;
with timbrel and harp
his praises express;
who always takes pleasure
his saints to advance,
and with his salvation
the humble to bless.

3 His saints shall sing loud
with glory and joy,
and rest undismayed;
with songs in the night
the praise of Jehovah
their lips shall employ;
a sword in their right hand
two-edged for the fight;

4 The heathen to judge,
their pride to consume,
to fetter their kings,
their princes to bind;
to execute on them
the long-decreed doom;
such honour for ever
the holy shall find. Hallelujah.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P149c

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First Line: O praise ye the Lord, Prepare your glad voice
Source: Tate and Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



William Croft (b. Nether Ettington, Warwickshire, England, 1678; d. Bath, Somerset, England, 1727) was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal in London and then an organist at St. Anne's, Soho. Later he became organist, composer, and master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and eventually organist a…

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