Sing to the Lord most high

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1 Sing to the Lord most high;
Let every land adore,
With grateful voice make known
His goodness and His power.
Let cheerful songs declare His ways,
And let His praise inspire your tongues.

2 Enter His courts with joy;
With fear address the Lord;
He formed us with His hand,
And quickened by His Word.
With wide command He spreads His sway
O’er every sea and every land.

3 His hands provide our food,
And every blessing give;
We feed upon His care,
And in His pastures live.
With cheerful songs declare His ways,
And let His praise inspire our tongues.

4 Good is the Lord our God,
His truth and mercy sure;
While earth and heaven shall last,
His promises endure,
With bounteous hand He spreads His sway
O’er every sea and every land.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #164

Author: Timothy Dwight

Dwight, Timothy, D.D. This is the most important name in early American hymnology, as it is also one of the most illustrious in American literature and education. He was born at Northampton, Massachusetts, May 14, 1752, and graduated at Yale College, 1769; was a tutor there from 1771 to 1777. He then became for a short time a chaplain in the United States Army, but passed on in 1783 to Fairfield, Connecticut, where he held a pastorate, and taught in an Academy, till his appointment, in 1795, as President of Yale College. His works are well known, and need no enumeration. He died at New Haven, Jan. 11, 1817. In 1797 the General Association of Connecticut, being dissatisfied with Joel Barlow's 1785 revision of Watts, requested Dwight to do th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sing to the Lord most high
Author: Timothy Dwight




Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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