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.