Scripture Verse

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


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

Music: 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).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ha­mil­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.