Scripture Verse

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


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).

Alexander R. Reinagle (1799–1877)


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 songs 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.