Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. Psalm 113:1


Words: Will­iam Wrang­ham, A New Me­tri­cal Ver­sion of the Psalms 1829.

Music: Mo­ri­ah (Ma­son), in Car­mi­na Sac­ra, by Lo­well Ma­son (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844), page 45 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Anah Lo­well Ma­son, The Mo­dern Psalm­ist (Bos­ton Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1839), page 45 (🔊 pdf nwc)

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

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Ye mighty rul­ers of the land,
Give praise and glo­ry to the Lord;
And while be­fore His throne ye stand,
His great and po­wer­ful acts re­cord.

O ren­der unto God above
The hon­ors which to Him be­long;
And in the tem­ple of His love,
Let wor­ship flow from ev­ery tongue.

His voice is heard the earth around,
When through the heav’ns His thun­ders roll;
The trou­bled ocean hears the sound,
And yields it­self to His con­trol.

When He upon the light­ning rides,
His voice in loud­est thun­der speaks;
The fie­ry ele­ment di­vides,
And earth to its deep cen­ter shakes.

God on the floods has fixed His throne,
His gov­ern­ment shall ne­ver cease;
He shall His pow­er and strength make known,
And bless His chos­en sons with peace.