Scripture Verse

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 98:4


Seeley D. Kinne (1858–1950)

Words: D. W. Grif­fin, in Psalms, Hymns and Songs Spi­ri­tu­al, by Charles A. Squire, Sa­rah L. Squire & See­ley Kinne (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Squire & Kin­ne, 1910), num­ber 1.

Music: See­ley D. Kinne (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Grif­fin’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Come ev­ery soul be­neath the sky,
And praise the Ma­jes­ty on high,
With all the saints and heav’n­ly host,
Praise Fa­ther, Son and Ho­ly Ghost.

With blaz­ing worlds be­yond the skies,
Beyond the reach of mor­tal eyes,
Sing prais­es to Al­migh­ty God,
For His all-wise cre­at­ing Word.

Although it be with fee­ble breath,
Begin to praise Him now by faith.
And from a stream so faint and slow,
Will burst an ocean in its flow.

O praise the Lord for all He’s done,
For all His bless­ings, one by one,
And see His good­ness, mount­ains high,
Fill all the earth and sea and sky.

With hearts and lips in ho­ly flame,
O let us mag­ni­fy His name,
Till all the earth re­stored again,
Shall praise our God in glad re­frain.