PSALM 96

OPTION A
METER:  CM (86 86) or CMD (86 86 D)
SUGGESTED TUNES:  ST. ANNE, ARLINGTON, or AZMON
This is the meter of such hymns as "O God, Our Help in Ages Past," "Am I a Soldier of the Cross," and "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
Note:  If you are only using vv. 1-9 of the psalm (the appointed psalm for the Ninth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C and an option for Proper 24/Ordinary Time 29, Year A), use stanzas 1-5 of this setting.

1.  Sing to the Lord a glad new song;
    Sing to him, all the earth!
    O bless his name, tell ev-ery day
    A-bout his sav-ing might.
2.  De-clare his glo-ry in the world,
'     His works through-out the earth.
    Great is the Lord, O praise his name,
    Fear him a-bove all gods.
3.  The peo-ples' gods are i-dols false,
    The heav'ns the Lord did make.
    By glo-ry and by maj-es-ty
    Sur-round-ed is his throne.
4.  With pow-er and with love-li-ness
    His tem-ple courts are filled.
    A-scribe to him, you peo-ples all,
    His glo-ry and his might.
5.  Give God the glo-ry due his name;
    Come to his house with gifts.
    Bow down be-fore him when he comes,
    And trem-ble, all the earth!
6.  Tell all the na-tions of the earth,
    "The Lord our God does reign!
    The earth is set and shall not move;
    With jus-tice he will judge."
7.  Let heav'n be glad, let earth re-joice,
    The sea, and all there-in;
    Let fields ex-ult, and ev-ery-thing
    That with-in them does grow.
8.  The for-est trees shall sing for joy
    Be-fore the Lord, who comes
    To judge the world with right-eous-ness,
    And peo-ples with his truth.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening. Alt. 2005 Dale A. Schoening.

OPTION B
METER:  86 86 76 86
SUGGESTED TUNE:  ST. LOUIS
This is the meter of the hymn "O Little Town of Bethlehem."

1. Sing to the Lord a glad new song; Sing to him, all the earth!
   O bless his name, tell ev-ery day A-bout his sav-ing might.
   De-clare his glo-ry on earth, His works through-out the world.
   Great is the Lord, O praise his name, Fear him a-bove all gods.
2. The peo-ples' gods are i-dols false, The heav'ns the Lord did make.
   By glo-ry and by maj-es-ty Sur-round-ed is his throne.
   With pow-er and with beau-ty His tem-ple courts are filled.
   A-scribe to him, you peo-ples all, His glo-ry and his might.
3. Give God the glo-ry due his name; Come to his house with gifts.
   Bow down be-fore him when he comes, And trem-ble, all the earth!
   Tell all the na-tions of earth, "The Lord our God does reign!
   The earth is set and shall not move; With just-ice he will judge."
4. Let heav'n be glad, let earth re-joice, The sea, and all there-in;
   Let fields ex-ult, and ev-ery-thing That with-in them does grow.
   The for-est trees sing joy-f'lly Be-fore the Lord, who comes
   To judge the world with right-eous-ness, And peo-ples with his truth.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening. Alt. 2005, 2006 Dale A. Schoening.


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