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Cantate Domino

Sing ye unto the Lord our God

Author: Thomas Norton
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

1 Sing ye unto the Lord our God
a new rejoicing song,
And let the praise of him be heard
his holy saints among.

2 Let Israel rejoice in God,
and praises to him sing
And let the seed of Zion be
most joyful in their King:

3 Let them sound praise with voice of lute
unto his holy Name,
And with the timbrel and the harp
sing praises to the same.

4 For why? the Lord his pleasure all
hath in his people set,
And by deliv'rance he will raise
the meek to glory great.

5 With glory and with honor now
let all his saints rejoice;
Aloud upon their beds also
advance their singing voice.

6 And in their mouths let be the high
praises of God the Lord,
And in their hands likewise a sharp
and a two-edged sword,

7 To plague the heathen, and correct
the people with their hands;
To bind their stately kings in chains,
their lords in iron bands:

8 To execute on them the doom
that written was before:
This honor all his saints shall have;
Praise ye the Lord therefore.

Source: The whole book of Psalms: collected into English metre #CXLIX

Author: Thomas Norton

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Text Information

First Line: Sing ye unto the Lord our God
Title: Cantate Domino
Author: Thomas Norton