Scripture Verse

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Psalm 47:1

Introduction

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Thomas Haweis
1734–1820

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Christ as­cend­ing and reign­ing.

Music: Rich­mond (Ha­weis) Tho­mas Ha­weis, Car­mi­na Chris­to 1792 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Lyrics

O for a shout of sac­red joy
To God the so­ve­reign King!
Let ev’ry land their tongues em­ploy,
And hymns of tri­umph sing.

Jesus our God as­cends on high,
His heav’n­ly guards around
Attend Him ris­ing through the sky,
With trum­pets’ joy­ful sound.

While an­gels shout and praise their king,
Let mor­tals learn their strains;
Let all the earth His hon­ors sing;
O’er all the earth He reigns.

Rehearse His praise with awe pro­found,
Let know­ledge lead the song,
Nor mock Him with a sol­emn sound
Upon a thought­less tongue.

In Is­rael stood His an­cient throne,
He loved that chos­en race;
But now He calls the world His own,
And heath­ens taste His grace.

The Brit­ish is­lands are the Lord’s,
There Ab­ra­ham’s God is known;
While pow­ers and princ­es, shields and swords,
Submit be­fore His throne.