Scripture Verse

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


Words: The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­ian Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 259.

Music: Wes­ley (Ma­son) Lo­well Ma­son, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Sing to the Lord, sing His praise, all ye peo­ples,
New be your song as new hon­ors ye pay;
Sing of His ma­jes­ty, bless Him for­ev­er,
Show His sal­va­tion from day to day.

Tell of His won­drous works, tell of His glo­ry,
Till through the na­tions His name is re­vered;
Praise and ex­alt Him, for He is al­migh­ty,
God over all, let the Lord be feared.

Vain are the hea­then gods, idols and help­less;
God made the heav’ns, and His glo­ry they tell;
Honor and ma­jes­ty shine out be­fore Him,
Beauty and strength in His tem­ple dwell.

Give un­to God most high glo­ry and hon­or,
Come with your of­fer­ings and humb­ly draw near;
In holy beau­ty now wor­ship Je­ho­vah,
Tremble be­fore Him with god­ly fear.

Make all the na­tions know God reigns for­ev­er;
Earth is es­tab­lished as He did de­cree;
Righteous and just is the king of the na­tions;
Judging the peo­ple with eq­ui­ty.

Let Heav’n and earth be glad; waves of the ocean,
Forest and field, ex­ul­ta­tion ex­press;
For God is com­ing, the judge of the na­tions,
Coming to judge in His right­eous­ness.