Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise Him in the heights. Psalm 148:1


Words: Tho­mas B. Browne, Na­tion­al Bank­rup­tcy and Oth­er Po­ems (Lon­don: Pick­er­ing, 1844).

Music: Wa­rum sind die Thrän­en Jo­hann A. Schultz, 1785 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Browne (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Johann A. P. Schulz


Praise the Lord of Heaven, praise Him in the height;
Praise Him, all ye angels, praise Him, stars of light;
Praise Him, skies, and waters which above the skies,
When His Word commanded, stablished did arise.

Praise the Lord, ye fountains of the deeps and seas,
Rocks and hills and mountains, cedars and all trees;
Praise Him, clouds and vapors, snow and hail and fire,
Stormy wind fulfilling only His desire.

Praise Him, fowls and cattle, princes and all kings;
Praise Him, men and maidens, all created things;
For the name of God is excellent alone;
On the earth His footstool, over Heav’n His throne.