O Laud the Lord! (David Protheroe)
- (Posted 2021-01-18) CPDL #62432:
- Editor: David Protheroe (submitted 2021-01-18). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 290 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 2021
Description: Setting of Psalm 150 in the metrical translation by Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (1561-1621), arranged for unison voices and organ.
Original text and translations
Oh, laud the Lord, the God of hosts commend,
Exalt His power, advance His holiness:
With all your might lift His almightiness;
Your greatest praise upon His greatness spend.
Make trumpets' noise in shrillest notes ascend:
Make lute and lyre his loved fame express;
Him let the pipe, Him let the tabret bless,
Him organ's breath, that winds or waters lend.
Let ringing timbrels so His honor sound,
Let sounding cymbals so His glory ring,
That in their tunes such melody be found
As fits the pomp of most triumphant king.
Conclude: by all that air, or life enfold,
let high Jehovah highly be extolled.