st. 1 = Ps. 150:1
st. 2 = Ps. 150:6
This summary of Psalm 150 was adapted from a text first found in the 1912 Psalter. Like the psalm, "Praise God" invites the angels above, saints below, and all creation to glorify the Lord.
As a doxology–Psalm 150 is the great doxology of the entire book of Psalms.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…