Scripture Verse

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


John Fawcett
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


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.