O Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum)

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A Hymn Concertato on the tune Laudate Dominum. An edition for SATB choir and organ, as well as SATB choir, bass quintet and organ is included. This tune is found at the end of the extended anthem Hear My Words, Ye People and has been arranged using material found elsewhere in the piece. If you sing this hymn, this piece can easily be adapted to accompany the congregation. Or it can be performed as an anthem. Fun to play and to sing with a great payoff. Your congregation will love this! The last stanza (opt. congregation) is included in the zip file for your bulletins.


O praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height;
rejoice in his word, ye angels of light;
ye heavens, adore him by whom ye were made,
and worship before him, in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound;
each jubilant chord reecho around;
loud organs, his glory forth tell in deep tone,
and sweet harp, the story of what he hath done.

O praise ye the Lord and sing a new song,
Amid all His saints His praises prolong;
The praise of their Maker His people shall sing,
And children of Zion rejoice in their King.

O praise ye the Lord! Praise him upon earth,
in tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth;
praise him who hath brought you his grace from above,
praise him who hath taught you to sing of his love.

O praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song
to him be outpoured all ages along!
For love in creation, for heaven restored,
for grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord!