12. Let the Whole Creation Cry

1 Let the whole creation cry,
"Glory to the Lord on high."
Heav'n and earth, awake and sing,
"God is good and therefore King."
Praise God, all ye hosts above,
Ever shining forth in love;
sun and moon, uplift up your voice;
night and stars, in God rejoice!

2 Warriors fighting for the Lord,
prophets burning with his word,
those to whom the arts belong,
add their voices to the song.
Kings of knowledge and of law,
to the glorious circle draw;
all who work and all who wait,
sing, "The Lord is good and great!"

3 Men and women, young and old,
raise the anthem manifold;
and let children's happy hearts
in this worship bear their parts;
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
Author: Stopford A. Brooke (1881)
Meter: 77.77 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Prophets; Children: Hymns about; In The Beginning: Creator of Heaven and Earth
Tune Information
Composer (melody): Jakob Hintze (1678)
Harmonizer: J.S. Bach
Meter: 77.77 D
Key: D Major

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