679. Let the Whole Creation Cry (Psalm 148)

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1 Let the whole creation cry,
"Glory to the Lord on high."
Heaven and earth, awake and sing,
"Praise to our almighty King."
Praise God, angel hosts above,
ever bright and fair in love;
sun and moon, uplift your voice;
night and stars, in God rejoice!

2 Men and women, young and old,
raise the anthem loud and bold;
join with children's songs of praise;
worship God through length of days.
From the north to southern pole
let the mighty chorus roll:
"Holy, holy, holy One,
glory be to God alone!"

Text Information
First Line: Let the whole creation cry
Title: Let the Whole Creation Cry (Psalm 148)
Author: Stopford A. Brooke (1881, alt.)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Topic: Celebrating Time; Creation; Ecumenical (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Jakob Hintze (1678)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Meter: D
Key: D Major

Text Information:

Originally this text was more than twice as long as the present version because it followed Psalm 148 in directing additional parts of the created order to praise God. This wide-ranging text is set here to a suitably expansive and well-crafted 17th-century chorale melody.

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