1 Praise ye the Lord. God's praise within
his sanctuary raise;
and to him in the firmament
of his power give ye praise.
2 Because of all his mighty acts,
with praise him magnify:
O praise him, as he doth excel
in glorious majesty.
3 Praise him with trumpet's sound; his praise
with psaltery advance:
4 with timbrel, harp, stringed instruments,
and organs in the dance.
5 Praise him on cymbals loud: him praise
on cymbals sounding high.
6 Let each thing breathing praise the Lord;
Praise to the Lord give ye.
Henry Lahee (b. Chelsea, London, England, 1826; d. Croydon, London, 1912) composed NATIVITY, which was first published in 1855 and set to a nativity hymn (thus the tune's title), "High let us swell our tuneful notes," by Philip Doddridge (PsH 335). Because NATIVITY was published with Isaac Watts' (P…