Sing Praise to the Lord

Representative Text

1 Sing praise to the Lord! Praise God in the height!
Rejoice in His word, you angels of light.
You heavens, adore Him by whom you were made,
And worship before Him in brightness arrayed.

2 Sing praise to the Lord! Praise God upon earth,
In tuneful accord, you saints of new birth.
Praise Him who has brought you His grace from above.
Praise Him who has taught you to sing of His love.

3 Sing praise to the Lord, all things that give sound,
Each jubilant chord, re-echo around.
Loud organs, His glory tell forth in deep tone,
And trumpets, the story of what God has done.

4 Sing praise to the Lord! Thanksgiving and song
To Him be outpoured all ages along.
For love in creation, for heaven restored,
For grace of salvation, sing praise to the Lord!

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #51

Author: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

Notes

Scripture References:
st. 1 = Ps. 148:1-6
st. 2 = Ps. 148:11-14
st. 3 = Ps. 150:3-6

Originally "O Praise Ye the Lord," this text is considered to be one of finest written by Henry W. Baker (PHH 342). It was published in the 1875 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (Baker was editor of both the 1861 and 1875 editions).

The entire text is an amplification in hymn form of the "alleluia" phrases that frame Psalm 148 and 150. While stanzas 1-3 are based on various verses in those psalms, stanza 4 is a summary: "For love in creation, for heaven restored, for grace of salvation, sing praise to the Lord!"

Liturgical Use:
Any occasion of praise when Psalm 148 or 150 could also be used; a glorious (although long) doxology for harvest thanksgiving; a choral festival or similar praise service.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Tune

LAUDATE DOMINUM (Parry)

LAUDATE DOMINUM (Latin words for the opening phrase of Psalm 150) comes from the end of the anthem "Hear My Words, O Ye People" by C. Hubert H. Parry (PHH 145), an anthem he composed in 1894 for a festival of the Salisbury Diocesan Choral Association. Parry's tune was set to Baker's text in the 1916…

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LAUDATE DOMINUM (Gauntlett)


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The Cyber Hymnal #5283
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The Cyber Hymnal #6089
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #466
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Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #46

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Ancient and Modern #753

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #574a

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #574b

Catholic Book of Worship III #551

Church Family Worship #490

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #708

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Common Praise (1998) #330

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Common Praise #543a

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Common Praise #543b

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #534a

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #534b

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Complete Mission Praise #518

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Gather Comprehensive #545

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Hymnal Supplement 1991 #834

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #203

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #354

Hymns of Grace #7

Hymns of Truth & Light #17

Hymns Old and New #388

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Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #625

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #51

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #466

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Rejoice in the Lord #143

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RitualSong #687

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #20

Sing Glory #96

The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #16

The Book of Praise #107

The Christian Life Hymnal #26

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The Cyber Hymnal #5283

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The Cyber Hymnal #6089

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The Hymnal 1982 #432

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #235

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The New English Hymnal #427

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Together in Song #96

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #21

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Voices United #228

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Worship (3rd ed.) #539

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Worship (4th ed.) #612

Worship Together #33

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