Scripture Verse

O sing unto the Lord a new song; for He hath done marvelous things: His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory. Psalm 98:1


William Goode (1762–1816)

Words: Will­iam Goode (1762–1816). Ap­peared in An En­tire New Ver­sion of the Book of Psalms (Lon­don: print­ed for the au­thor, 1816), third edi­tion, 1816, pag­es 301–02.

Note: The orig­in­al text has no re­frain, and no re­peat in pen­ul­ti­mate line of each stan­za. To sing the orig­in­al text, use a tune in 87.87.47 me­ter, such as Be­ne­dic­tion (Mann), Co­ro­nae or Kelveden.

Music: Arn­ville Lo­well Ma­son, Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Songs anew of hon­or fram­ing,
Sing ye to the Lord alone;
All His won­drous works pro­claim­ing,
Jesus won­drous works hath done!
Glorious vic­to­ry, glo­ri­ous vic­to­ry,
His right hand and arm have won.


Hallelujah, Hal­le­lu­jah,
Hallelujah, praise the Lord!

Now He bids his great sal­va­tion
Through the hea­then lands be told;
Tidings spread through ev­ery na­tion,
And His acts of grace un­fold.
All the hea­then, all the hea­then
Shall His right­eous­ness be­hold.


Shout aloud, and hail the Sav­ior;
Jesus, Lord of all pro­claim!
As ye tri­umph in His fav­or,
All ye lands de­clare His fame.
Loud re­joic­ing, loud re­joic­ing,
Shout the hon­ors of His name!


With the harps sweet notes com­bin­ing,
Psalms of end­less hon­ors sing;
Loud the sil­ver trum­pet join­ing;
And the sound­ing cor­net bring;
Hail the Sav­ior, hail the Sav­ior,
Let His Church adore their king.


Let the sea, its bil­lows roar­ing,
Pour its full­ness at His feet:
Nature pros­trate; all ador­ing,
Let His works be­fore Him meet:
All ye na­tions, all ye na­tions,
Worship; and the Sav­ior greet.


Let the noisy floods as­cend­ing
Clap their joy­ful hands on high;
Lofty hills, your sum­mits bend­ing.
While the Sav­ior bends the sky;
Bow be­fore Him, bow be­fore Him,
Lo! th ’in­car­nate God is nigh.


O’er the earth our Je­sus reign­ing!
Shall His Church with grace up­hold;
But again, His pow’r main­tain­ing,
See the Judge the heav’ns un­fold
All the na­tions, all the na­tions
Shall His right­eous­ness be­hold!