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

Introduction

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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

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)

Lyrics

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.