Psalm 148

Words: The Scottish Psalter

Common Metre Tunes

First version  (Second version below)

  1  Praise God. From heavens praise the Lord,
        in heights praise to him be.
  2  All ye his angels, praise ye him;
        his hosts all, praise him ye.

  3  O praise ye him, both sun and moon,
        praise him, all stars of light.
  4  Ye heav'ns of heav'ns him praise, and floods
        above the heavens' height.

  5  Let all the creatures praise the name
        of our almighty Lord:
     For he commanded, and they were
        created by his word.

  6  He also, for all times to come,
        hath them established sure;
     He hath appointed them a law,
        which ever shall endure.

  7  Praise ye Jehovah from the earth,
        dragons, and ev'ry deep:
  8  Fire, hail, snow, vapor, stormy wind,
        his word that fully keep.

  9  All hills and mountains, fruitful trees,
        and all ye cedars high:
 10  Beasts, and all cattle, creeping things,
        and all ye birds that fly.

 11  Kings of the earth, all nations,
        princes, earth's judges all:
 12  Both young men, yea, and maidens too,
        old men, and children small.

 13  Let them God's name praise; for his name
        alone is excellent:
     His glory reacheth far above
        the earth and firmament.

 14  His people's horn, the praise of all
        his saints, exalteth he;
     Ev'n Isr'el's seed, a people near
        to him. The Lord praise ye. 
Second Version   Common Metre Tunes (

  1  The Lord of heav'n confess,
     On high his glory raise.
  2  Him let all angels bless,
     Him all his armies praise.
  3       Him glorify
          Sun, moon, and stars;
  4       Ye higher spheres,
          And cloudy sky.

  5  From God your beings are,
     Him therefore famous make;
     You all created were,
     When he the word but spake.
  6       And from that place,
          Where fixed you be
          By his decree,
          You cannot pass.

  7  Praise God from earth below,
     Ye dragons, and ye deeps:
  8  Fire, hail, clouds, wind, and snow.
     Whom in command he keeps.
  9       Praise ye his name,
          Hills great and small,
          Trees low and tall;
 10       Beasts wild and tame;

     All things that creep or fly.
 11  Ye kings, ye vulgar throng,
     All princes mean or high;
 12  Both men and virgins young,
          Ev'n young and old,
 13       Exalt his name;
          For much his fame
          Should be extolled.

     O let God's name be praised
     Above both earth and sky;
 14  For he his saints hath raised,
     And set their horn on high;
          Ev'n those that be
          Of Isr'el's race,
          Near to his grace.
          The Lord praise ye.  

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