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13561. Shout To The Lord, And Let Our Joys

1 Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
Throughout the nations run;
Exulting skies, resound the noise
Beyond the rising sun.

2 Thee, mighty God, our souls admire,
To Thee glad voices sing,
And join with the celestial choir
To praise th’eternal King.

3 Thy power the whole creation rules,
And on the starry skies
Sits smiling at the weak designs
Thine envious foes devise.

4 Thy scorn derides their feeble rage,
And, with an awful frown,
Flings vast confusion on their plots,
And shakes their Babel down.

5 Their secret fires in caverns lay,
And we the sacrifice;
But gloomy caverns strove in vain
To ’scape all-searching eyes.

6 Their dark designs were all revealed,
Their treasons all betrayed:
Praise to the God that broke the snare
Their cursed hands had laid.

7 In vain the busy sons of hell
Still new rebellions try,
Their souls shall pine with envious rage,
And vex away and die.

8 Almighty grace defends our land
From their malicious power;
So let us in united songs
Almighty grace adore.

Text Information
First Line: Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
Title: Shout To The Lord, And Let Our Joys
Author: Isaac Watts (1694,1l5.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ABRIDGE by Isaac Smith, ALLEYNE by J. T. Nickens, POCALYPSE by A. Mc. G.
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Augustine Arne (1762)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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