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SOUTHWARK | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Adapted from a melody by CHRISTOPHER TYE, c. 1508-1572, in his The Actes of The Apostles, 1553
1 PRAISE ye the Lord, the Lord's name praise;
His servants, praise ye God:
2 Who stand in God's house, in the courts
Of our God make abode.
3 Praise ye the Lord, for he is good;
Unto him praises sing:
Sing praises to his name, because
It is a pleasant thing.
4 For Jacob to himself the Lord
Did choose of his own will,
For his peculiar treasure he
Hath chosen Israel.
5 Because I know assuredly
The Lord is very great,
And that our Lord above all gods
In glory hath his seat.
6 What things soever pleased the Lord,
That in the heaven did he,
And in the earth, the seas, and all
The places deep that be.
7 He from the ends of earth doth make
The vapours to ascend;
For rain he lightnings makes, and wind
Doth from his treasures send.
8 Of Egypt's land the first-born all,
Both man and beast, smote he;
9 Sent Pharaoh and his servant signs,
Egypt, in midst of thee.
10 He smote great nations, great kings slew:
Sihon the Am'rite king,
11 And Og of Bashan, and to nought
Did Canaan's kingdoms bring:
12 And for a goodly heritage
Their pleasant land he gave,
An heritage which Israel,
His chosen folk, should have.
13 Thy name, O Lord, shall still endure,
And thy memorial
With honour shall continued be
To generations all.
14 Because the righteous God will judge
His people righteously;
Concerning those that do him serve
Himself repent will he.
15 The idols of the nations are
Of silver and of gold,
And from the hands of men they take
Their fashion and their mould.
16 Mouths have they, but they do not speak;
Eyes, but they do not see;
17 Ears have they, but hear not; and in
Their mouth no breathings be.
18 Their makers like them are; and all
Their trust in them that place.
19 Bless ye the Lord, O Israel's house;
O bless him, Aaron's race.
20 O bless the Lord, of Levi's house
Ye who his servants be;
And all ye that the Lord do fear,
His holy name bless ye.
21 From Zion, his own holy hill
Blessed let Jehovah be,
Who dwelleth at Jerusalem.
Praise to the Lord give ye.
OTHER HYMNS with the SAME TUNE:
Psalm 118 · O PRAISE the Lord, for he is good:
1 ¬∂ Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.
2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,
3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
4 For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
5 ¬∂ For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9 Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
11 Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
12 And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.
13 Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.
14 For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
15 ¬∂ The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
17 They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:
20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.
21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.