Psalm 148 (Gustav Holst)

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  • (Posted 2003-12-30)  CPDL #06280:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2003-12-30).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 156 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: The score states that this edition should only be distributed in the USA. However, Holst's works are now out of copyright in the UK and possibly other European countries as well. Please refer to this page for more information.

General Information

Title: Psalm 148
Composer: Gustav Holst

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB divisi
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1912

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Lord, Who hast made us for thine own,
Hear as we sing before Thy throne. Alleluia.

Accept Thy children's rev'rent praise
For all Thy wondrous works and ways. Alleluia.

Waves, rolling in on ev'ry shore,
Pause at His footfall and adore. Alleluia.

Ye torrents rushing from the hills,
Bless Him Whose hand your fountains fills. Alleluia.

Earth, ever through the pow'r divine,
Seedtime and harvest shall be thine. Alleluia.

Sweet flow'rs that perfume all the air,
Thank Him that He hath made you fair. Alleluia.

Burn lamps of night, with constant flame,
Shine to the honour of His name. Alleluia.

Thou sun, whom all the lands obey,
Renew his praise from day to day. Alleluia.

?Based on Psalm 148?, adapted/translated? by Francis Ralph Gray

I cannot account for the composer's title of this work. There does not appear to be any element of Psalm 148 in this text. Any comments on the discussion page would be most welcome. Bobnotts 05:19, 16 December 2006 (PST)