Scripture Verse

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Psalm 96:1

Introduction

Words: Ma­rie R. But­ler, in Songs of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by James H. Fillmore, Sr. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1874), num­ber 7. The last stan­za ap­peared in Po­et­ry and Prose of Ma­rie Rad­cliffe But­ler, by Tho­mas D. But­ler (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Stand­ard Pub­lish­ing, 1884), page 152.

Music: Zon­gul­dak James H. Ro­se­crans, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
James H. Rosecrans
(1843–1926)

Lyrics

Sing of the One who is blessèd forever,
Arm of the feeble and Help of the strong;
Love looketh up to the wonderful Giver,
Pour out your praises in rivers of song.

Refrain

Sing, for the heavens are full of His glory,
Praises are swelling in rivers of song;
Sing till the earth shall reecho the story,
Pour out your praises in rivers of song.

Sing in the morning: the blessèd Redeemer
Waits for the tribute our voices shall bring.
Tarry no more in the land of the dreamer,
Learn the new song that the blessèd shall sing.

Refrain

Sing in the noontide, when bright and unclouded
Hope shineth fair in a beautiful sky;
Sing, by the shadows of evening enshrouded,
Jesus our righteousness shineth on high.

Refrain

Sing of the One who is strong to deliver;
Sing of the One who is mighty to save;
Sing, let your praises flow on like a river
Over the silence of death and the grave.

Refrain