Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise Him in the heights. Psalm 148:1


Words: Tho­mas B. Browne, Na­tion­al Bank­rup­tcy and Oth­er Po­ems (Lon­don: Pick­er­ing, 1844).

Music: Wa­rum sind die Thrän­en Jo­hann A. Schultz, 1785 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Johann A. P. Schulz (1747–1800)


Praise the Lord of Hea­ven, praise Him in the height;
Praise Him, all ye an­gels, praise Him, stars of light;
Praise Him, skies, and wa­ters which above the skies,
When His Word com­mand­ed, stab­lished did arise.

Praise the Lord, ye foun­tains of the deeps and seas,
Rocks and hills and mount­ains, ce­dars and all trees;
Praise Him, clouds and va­pors, snow and hail and fire,
Stormy wind ful­fill­ing on­ly His de­sire.

Praise Him, fowls and cat­tle, princ­es and all kings;
Praise Him, men and maid­ens, all cre­at­ed things;
For the name of God is ex­cel­lent alone;
On the earth His foot­stool, ov­er Heav’n His throne.