Scripture Verse

Let them praise the name of the Lord: for He commanded, and they were created. Psalm 148:5


John Fawcett (1740–1817)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: John Faw­cett, 1782.

Music: Wilmot Carl M. von We­ber. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Praise to Thee, Thou great creator,
Praise be Thine from every tongue;
Join, my soul, with every creature,
Join the universal song.

Father, source of all compassion,
Free, unbounded grace is Thine;
Hail the God of our sal­va­tion;
Praise Him for His love divine.

For ten thousand blessings given,
For the hope of future joy,
Sound His praise through earth and Hea­ven,
Sound Je­ho­vah’s praise on high.

Joyfully on earth adore Him,
Till in Hea­ven our song we raise;
There, enraptured, fall before Him,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.