Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise in the congregation of saints.@Psalm 149:1
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Felice de Giardini
(1716–1796)
© National Portrait Gallery

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 408.

Music: It­al­i­an Hymn Fe­li­ce de Gi­ar­di­ni, in The Col­lect­ion of Psalm and Hymn Tunes Sung at the Cha­pel of the Lock Hos­pi­tal, 1769 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ye who His temple throng, Jehovah’s praise prolong,
New anthems sing;
Ye saints with joy declare, your maker’s loving care
And let the children there joy in their king.

O let His name employ your every note of joy,
His praises speak;
He looks with loving face upon His chosen race,
And will with every grace adorn the meek.

Ye saints your joy proclaim and glory in the name
Of God above;
And when the daylight dies, ere sleep shall close your eyes,
Let praise to God arise for all His love.