Clap Your Hands For Joy

Where the youthful son of Jesse

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [Where the youthful son of Jesse]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Where the youthful son of Jesse
Touched the harp with silver strains,
While the peaceful flock he tended
Grazed upon the fertile plains—
Where he listened to the murmur
Of the brooklet, soft and low—
Came the blessèd infant Savior,
Many centuries long ago.

Clap your hands for joy, ye people,
Clap your hands for joy, ye people,
Clap your hands, clap your hands,
Hail the rising morn;
Shout hosanna, shout hosanna,
Clap your hands for joy,
Clap your hands for joy;
Shout hosanna, shout hosanna,
Shout hosanna for a Savior born.

2 All the world was locked in slumber,
Calm and still the dewy night;
Every star in shining armor
Keeping watch on lofty height;
Then a sudden burst of music!
Thro’ the air it rolled along;
Multitudes of shining angels
Woke the earth with heav’nly song. [Refrain]

3 Thro’ the line of distant ages,
Swifter than the march of time,
Like a river sweeping onward,
Comes the mighty strain sublime;
Great Immanuel, Prince and Savior!
Pure and spotless, undefiled,
In Thy birth, O King of Glory,
God to man is reconciled. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11542

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where the youthful son of Jesse
Title: Clap Your Hands For Joy
Author: Robert Lowry
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Clap your hands for joy, ye people
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11542
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