Scripture Verse

Upon the harp will I praise Thee, O God my God.@Psalm 43:4

Introduction

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Joel Barlow
(1754–1812)

Words: Jo­el Bar­low, Doc­tor Watts’ Im­i­ta­tion of the Psalms of Da­vid (Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut: Bar­low & Bab­cock, 1785).

Music: St. Pe­ter (Rein­a­gle) Al­ex­an­der R. Rein­a­gle, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Alexander R. Reinagle
(1799–1877)

Lyrics

Awake, my soul! to sound His praise,
Awake my harp to sing;
Join, all my pow’rs the song to raise,
And morning incense bring.

Among the people of his care,
And thro’ the nations round,
Glad sons of praise will I prepare,
And there his name resound.

Be Thou exalted, O my God!
Above the starry train;
Diffuse Thy heav’nly grace abroad,
And teach the world Thy reign.

So shall Thy chosen sons rejoice,
And throng Thy courts above;
While sinners hear Thy pardoning voice,
And taste redeeming love.