Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.@Psalm 100:1

Newburgh Hamilton, 1743. Hamilton wrote these words, adapted from John Milton’s Samson Agonistes, as the libretto for George Handel’s oratorio Samson.

Lowell (Russian) arranged from a Russian tune by Lowell Mason, Carmina Sacra (Boston, Massachusetts: John H. Wilkins & Richard B. Carter, 1844), page 58 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

Awake the trumpet’s lofty sound,
To spread your sacred pleasure round;
Awake each voice, and strike each string,
And to the solemn organ sing.

Let all, whom life and breath inspire,
Attend, and join the blissful choir;
But chiefly ye, who know His Word,
Adore, and love, and praise the Lord.