1. Raise the psalm: let earth adoring,
Through each kindred, tribe, and tongue,
To her God His praise restoring,
Raise the new accordant song.
Bless His name, each farthest nation;
Sing His praise, His truth display:
Tell anew His high salvation,
With each new return of day.
2. Tell it out beneath the heaven
To each kindred, tribe and tongue,
Tell it out from morn till even
In your unexhausted song:
Tell that God forever reigneth,
He, who set the world so fast,
He, who still its state sustaineth
Till the day of doom to last.
3. Tell them that the day is coming
When that righteous doom shall be:
Then shall Heav’n new joys illumine,
Gladness shine o’er earth and sea.
Yea, the far resounding ocean
Shall its thousand voices raise,
All its waves in glad commotion
Chant the fullness of His praise.
4. And earth’s fields, with herbs and flowers,
Shall put on their choice array,
And in all their leafy bowers
Shall the woods keep holy day:
When the Judge, to earth descending,
Righteous judgment shall ordain,
Fraud and wrong shall then have ending,
Truth, immortal truth, shall reign.
Churton, Edward, D.D., son of the Ven. Ralph Churton, sometime Archdeacon of St. David's and Hector of Middleton Cheney, Northampton, was born in 1800, and educated at the Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated in honours, in 1821. He was for some time one of the Masters at Charterhouse. He took Holy Orders in 1826; was the first Head Master of the Hackney Church of England School, 1830; Rector of Crayke, 1835; Prebendary in York Cathedral, 1841; and Archdeacon of Cleveland, 1846. He died July 4, 1874.
Archdeacon Churton's works include: (1) The Early English Church, 1840. (2) Memoir of Bishop Pearson, 1844. (3) Lays of Faith and Royalty, 18-15. (4) Memoir of Joshua Watson, 1861. He also edited several works, including… Go to person page >
Raise the psalm, let Earth adoring. E. Churton. [Ps. xcvi.] First published in his Cleveland Psalter, 1854, in 13 stanzas of 4 lines, with the refrain, "Hallelujah, Amen." In 1863 Dr. Kennedy embodied in his Hymn. Christ, st. i., ii., viii.-xiii., as a hymn, of 2 st. of 16 1., each st. ending with "Hallelujah, Amen." This successful arrangement was repeated in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875, No. 604, but divided into 4 st. of 8 1., and with the omission of the refrain. This rendering is one of the author's best and most vigorous versions of the Psalms, and ia worthy of more extended use than is accorded to it.