Praise ye the Lord, all nature join. In work and worship so divine

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1 Praise ye the Lord; all nature join
In work and worship so divine;
Let heav’n and earth unite and raise
High hallelujahs to His praise.

2 While realms of joy and worlds around
Their hallelujahs high resound,
Let saints below and saints above
Exulting sing redeeming love.

3 As instruments well tun’d and strung,
We’ll praise the Lord with heart and tongue;
While life remains we’ll loud proclaim
High hallelujahs to His name.

4 Beyond the grave, in nobler strains,
When freed from sorrow, sin, and pains,
Eternally the Church will raise
High hallelujahs to His praise.

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #152

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise ye the Lord, all nature join. In work and worship so divine
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1847
Copyright: Public Domain



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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A Manual of Devotion for Soldiers and Sailors #112

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Church music #298

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Kingdom Songs #152

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P150.2

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The Psalms and Hymns #P150b

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The Psalms of David #150

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #6

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