Scripture Verse

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Psalm 96:1


Words: Ma­rie R. But­ler, in Songs of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by James H. Fillmore, Sr. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1874), num­ber 7. The last stan­za ap­peared in Po­et­ry and Prose of Ma­rie Rad­cliffe But­ler, by Tho­mas D. But­ler (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Stand­ard Pub­lish­ing, 1884), page 152.

Music: Zon­gul­dak James H. Ro­se­crans, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

James H. Rosecrans (1843–1926)


Sing of the One who is bless­èd for­ev­er,
Arm of the fee­ble and Help of the strong;
Love look­eth up to the won­der­ful Giv­er,
Pour out your prais­es in ri­vers of song.


Sing, for the hea­vens are full of His glo­ry,
Praises are swell­ing in ri­vers of song;
Sing till the earth shall re­echo the sto­ry,
Pour out your prais­es in ri­vers of song.

Sing in the morn­ing: the bless­èd Re­deem­er
Waits for the trib­ute our voic­es shall bring.
Tarry no more in the land of the dream­er,
Learn the new song that the bless­èd shall sing.


Sing in the noon­tide, when bright and un­cloud­ed
Hope shin­eth fair in a beau­ti­ful sky;
Sing, by the sha­dows of ev­en­ing en­shroud­ed,
Jesus our right­eous­ness shin­eth on high.


Sing of the One who is strong to de­liv­er;
Sing of the One who is migh­ty to save;
Sing, let your prais­es flow on like a ri­ver
Over the si­lence of death and the grave.