Chandos Anthem no. 9: O praise the Lord...
O praise the Lord with one consent
and magnify his name!
Let all the servants of the Lord,
his worthy praise proclaim!
Praise him, all ye that in his house
attend with constant care,
with those that to his utmost courts
with humble zeal repair.
For this our truest int'rest is
glad hymns of praise to sing,
and with loud songs to bless his name,
a most delightful thing.
That God is great we often have
by glad experience found;
and seen how he with wondrous power
above all Gods is crowned.
With cheerful notes let all the earth
to heaven their voices raise!
Let all, inspired with godly mirth,
sing solemn hymns with praise.
God's tender mercy knows no bounds,
his truth shall ne'er decay.
Then let the willings nations round
their grateful tribute pay.
Ye boundless realms of joy
exalt your Maker's fame;
his praise your song employ
above the starry frame.
Your voices raise,
ye Cherubim and Seraphim,
to sing his praise!
This text comes from Psalms 117, 135, and 148 in the Tate and Brady version.
Submitted by Guy Laffaille
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