1 PRAISE the Lord! who reigns above,
And keeps his court below,
Praise the holy God of love,
And all his greatness show;
Praise him for his noble deeds,
Praise him for his matchless power:
Him from whom all good proceeds
Let earth and heaven adore.
2 Publish, spread to all around
The great Jehovah's name,
Let the trumpet's martial sound
The Lord of hosts proclaim:
Praise him in the sacred dance,
Harmony's full concert raise,
Let the virgin choir advance,
And move but to his praise.
3 Celebrate the eternal God
With harp and psaltery,
Timbrels soft and cymbals loud
In his high praise agree:
Praise him every tuneful string;
All the reach of heavenly art,
All the powers of music bring,
The music of the heart.
4 Him, in whom they move and live,
Let every creature sing,
Glory to their Maker give,
And homage to their King:
Hallowed be his name beneath,
As in heaven on earth adored;
Praise the Lord in every breath!
Let all things praise the Lord!