Scripture Verse

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Psalm 96:1


Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 257.

Music: St. Le­on­ard (Hiles) Hen­ry Hiles, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Henry Hiles (1826–1904)


O sing a new song to the Lord,
Sing all the earth to God;
In dai­ly prais­es bless His name
And tell His grace abroad.
Among the na­tions far and wide
His glo­ry ce­le­brate;
To all the peo­ples of the earth
His won­drous works re­late.

The Lord is great above all gods,
Let glad ho­san­nas rise;
The hea­then gods are id­ols vain;
Jehovah made the skies.
Great hon­or is be­fore His face,
And ma­jes­ty di­vine;
Within His ho­ly dwell­ing-place
Both strength and beau­ty shine.

Let all the peo­ples of the earth
Give glo­ry to the Lord,
Give Him the glo­ry due His name
And strength to Him ac­cord;
With of­fer­ings come ye to His courts,
In holy beau­ty bow,
Let all the earth with re­ver­ence come
And serve Je­ho­vah now.

To all the na­tions of the earth
The bless­èd tid­ings bring;
Tell all the world Je­ho­vah reigns,
The uni­ver­sal King.
The world shall there­fore stand un­moved,
Established by His might;
And just is He to judge the wrong
And vin­di­cate the right.

Let Hea­ven and earth and sound­ing sea
To Him glad trib­ute bring;
Let field and wood and all there­in
Before Je­ho­vah sing;
For, lo, He comes to judge the earth,
And all the world shall see
His ev­er­last­ing faith­ful­ness,
His truth and equity.