Scripture Verse

Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in mighty heavens. Psalm 150:1–2


Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, in the Wes­ley­an Col­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns (Lon­don: 1743).

Music: Am­ster­dam James Nar­es, in The Foun­de­ry Col­lect­ion, 1742 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James Nares (1715–1783)


Praise the Lord who reigns above
And keeps His court be­low;
Praise the ho­ly God of love
And all His great­ness show;
Praise Him for His no­ble deeds;
Praise Him for His match­less power;
Him from whom all good pro­ceeds
Let earth and Hea­ven adore.

Publish, spread to all around
The great Je­ho­vah’s name,
Let the trum­pet’s mar­tial sound
The Lord of hosts pro­claim:
Praise Him in the sac­red dance,
Harmony’s full con­cert raise,
Let the vir­gin choir ad­vance,
And move but to His praise.

Celebrate th’eter­nal God
With harp and psal­te­ry,
Timbrels soft and cym­bals loud
In this high praise agree;
Praise with ev­ery tune­ful string;
All the reach of heav’n­ly art,
All the pow­ers of mu­sic bring,
The mu­sic of the heart.

God, in whom they move and live,
Let ev­ery crea­ture sing,
Glory to their mak­er give,
And hom­age to their king.
Hallowed be Thy name be­neath,
As in Heav’n on earth adored;
Praise the Lord in ev­ery breath,
Let all things praise the Lord.