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Chandos Anthem no. 9: O praise the Lord...

Language: English

 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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