O praise ye the Lord, Prepare your glad voice

Representative Text

1 O praise ye the Lord, Prepare your glad voice,
His praise in the great Assembly to sing;
In their great Creator Let Israel rejoice;
And children of Zion Be glad in their King.

2 Let them His great Name Extol in their songs,
With hearts well attuned His praises express;
Who always takes pleasure To hear their glad tongues,
And waits with salvation The humble to bless.

3 With glory adorned, His people shall sing
To God, Who their heads With safety doth shield;
Such honor and triumph His favor shall bring;
O therefore for ever All praise to Him yield!

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #71

Text Information

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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LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…

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HOUGHTON (Gauntlett)

Henry John Gauntlett (b. Wellington, Shropshire, England, 1805; d. Kensington, London, England, 1876) originally composed HOUGHTEN for the text "O Worship the King" (428). Sing the theme stanza (st. 1) in parts and the other stanzas in unison, or vice versa. When singing the entire psalm, sing stanz…

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The Cyber Hymnal #7742
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