Scripture Verse

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord. Psalm 68:32

Introduction

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Franz J. Haydn
(1732–1809)

Words: From A New Ver­sion of the Psalms of Da­vid, by Na­hum Tate & Ni­cho­las Bra­dy, 1696.

Music: Bow­en, from Franz J. Hay­dn (1732–1809) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Old Ten Com­mand­ments, at­trib­ut­ed to J. Bap­tist Bo­n­omet­ti, 1560 (🔊 pdf nwc). The Au­di Is­ra­el of an­cient and Ba­va of mo­dern col­lect­ions. Sung by the Pu­ri­tans from Ains­worth’s Psalms.

Lyrics

With one consent, let all the earth
To God their cheerful voices raise;
Glad homage pay with awful mirth,
And sing before Him songs of praise.

Convinced that He is God alone,
From whom both we and all proceed;
We, whom He chooses for His own,
The flock that He vouchsafes to feed.

O enter, then, His temple gate,
Thence to His courts devoutly press,
And still your grateful hymns repeat,
And still His name with praises bless.

For He’s the Lord, supremely good;
His mercy is forever sure;
His truth, which always firmly stood,
To endless ages shall endure.