Scripture Verse

To every nation, tribe, language, and people, he said Fear God, and give Him glory. Revelation 14:6–7


Words: Jo­hann Franck, 1650. Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Au­gus­tus Nel­son (1863–1949).

Music: Kal­mar Swed­ish tune, 1676 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know when the trans­la­tion was done, or where to get a good pic­ture of Franck or Nel­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Praise the Lord, each tribe and na­tion,
Praise Him with a joy­ous heart;
Ye who know His full sal­va­tion,
Gather now from ev­ery part;
Let your voices glo­ri­fy,
In His tem­ple, God on high.

He’s our God, and our cre­at­or,
We, His flock and chos­en seed:
He, our Lord and li­be­rat­or,
Us from sin and per­il freed:
And at last His flock shall rest
In the man­sions of the blest.

Give Him thanks with­in His por­tals;
In the courts His deeds pro­claim;
Hither come, ye ran­somed mor­tals,
Glorify our Sav­ior’s name.
Ever kind and lov­ing, He
Keeps His faith eter­nal­ly.