Scripture Verse

Sing forth the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. Psalm 66:2


Oliver Holden (1765–1844)

Words: Thomas M. D. Ward (1823–1894), alt.

Music: Co­ro­na­tion Ol­iv­er Hol­den, Un­ion Har­mo­ny or Uni­vers­al Col­lect­ion of Sac­red Mu­sic (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1793) (🔊 pdf nwc). Re­peats last two lines of each verse.

Thomas M. D. Ward (1823–1894)


Come all ye peo­ple, great and small,
And praise the Lord, your king;
Who tri­umphed o’er the mon­ster death,
And took away its sting.

With joy­ous step and hap­py heart
Into His courts re­pair;
And wor­ship in His ho­ly sight,
And make your of­fer­ing there.

Come wor­ship Him, who came on earth
The lost to seek and save;
And bid them fix their hope be­yond
The dark­ness of the grave.

Praise Him with an­thems rich and sweet,
And sounds of glad re­frain;
For un­to us has He made known
That now to die is gain.

Through love di­vine He’s un­to us
A new and liv­ing way;
And may the mu­sic of His name
Fill this glad East­er day.