Scripture Verse

O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people. For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 117:1–2


James Montgomery (1771–1854)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, Songs of Zi­on 1822, alt. Orig­in­al first line: All ye Gen­tiles, praise the Lord.

Music: Win­field. Ano­ny­mous, in The Sab­bath Tune and Hymn Book (New York: Ma­son Bro­thers, 1859), page 150 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Hyde ano­ny­mous, in The Sab­bath School Me­lo­dist, by Will­iam Byrnes (Bos­ton Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mas­sa­chu­setts Sab­bath School So­cie­ty, 1850), num­ber 40 (🔊 pdf nwc)


All ye na­tions, praise the Lord,
All ye lands, your voic­es raise;
Heaven and earth, with loud ac­cord,
Praise the Lord, for ev­er praise.

For His truth and mer­cy stand,
Past, and pre­sent, and to be,
Like the years of His right hand,
Like His own eter­ni­ty.

Praise Him, ye who know His love,
Praise Him from the depths be­neath;
Praise Him in the heights above,
Praise your maker, all that breathe.