The Lord of heav'n confess

Representative Text

1 The Lord of heaven confess;
on high his glory raise.
Him let all angels bless,
him all his armies praise.
Him glorify
sun, moon, and stars;
ye higher spheres,
and cloudy sky.

2 From God your beings are,
him therefore famous make;
you all created were,
when he the word but spake.
And from that place,
where fixed you be
by his decree,
you cannot pass.

3 Praise God from earth below,
ye dragons, and ye deeps:
fire, hail, clouds, wind, and snow,
whom in command he keeps.
Praise ye his name,
hills great and small,
trees low and tall,
beasts wild and tame.

4 All things that creep or fly.
ye kings, ye vulgar throng,
all princes mean or high;
both men and virgins young,
even young and old,
exalt his name;
for much his fame
should be extolled.

5 Oh, let God's name be praised
above both earth and sky;
for he his saints hath raised,
and set their horn on high;
even those that be
of Israel's race,
near to his grace,
the Lord praise ye.

Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #104

Text Information

First Line: The Lord of heaven confess, On high His glory raise
Title: The Lord of heav'n confess
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. JOHN (13355)


LENOX (Edson)


DARWALL

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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