Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise Him in the heights. Psalm 142:1


Words: Cen­to from the Scot­tish Psal­ter, 1650.

Music: Mis­sion­ary Hymn Lo­well Ma­son, 1823 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Praise God! From Hea­ven praise Him;
In heights praise to Him be;
All ye His an­gels praise Him;
His hosts all praise Him ye.
Praise Him both sun and moon; Him
Praise all ye stars of light;
Ye hea­vens of hea­vens praise Him,
And floods above your height.

Let all the crea­tures praise Him;
Him, our al­migh­ty Lord;
They were, when He com­mand­ed,
Created by His word.
He al­so for all ag­es
Hath them es­tab­lished sure,
A law to them ap­point­ed
Which ev­er shall en­dure.

Kings of the earth, all na­tions,
Princes and judg­es all,
Both young men, yea, and maid­ens,
Old men and child­ren small;
Let them God’s name praise; His name
Alone is ex­cel­lent;
His glo­ry reach­eth ov­er
Earth and the fir­ma­ment.