79c. Laudate nomen

1 O Praise the Lord, praise him, praise him
praise him with one accord:
O praise him still all ye that be
the servants of the Lord.
2 O praise him, ye that stand and be
in the house of the Lord;
Ye of his court, and of his house,
praise him with one accord.

3 Praise ye the Lord for he is good,
sing praises to his Name:
It is a comely and good thing thing
alwaies to do the same.
4 For why? the Lord hath Jacob chose,
to be his own ye see;
And hath he chosen Israel
his treasure for to be.

5 For this I know and am right sure,
the Lord is very great:
He is indeed above all gods,
most easie to intreat.
6 For whatsoever pleased him,
all that full well he wrought:
In heaven, in earth, and in the sea,
which he hath made of nought.

7 He lifts up clouds ev'n the earth,
he makes lightnings and raine:
He bringeth forth the winds also,
he nothing made in vaine.
8 He smote the first-borne of each thing
in Egypt great and least:
He spared there no living thing,
the man nor yet the beast.

9 He hath in thee shew'd wonders great,
O Egypt void of vaunts:
On Pharaoh thy cursed King,
and his severe servants.
10 He smote then many nations,
and did most wondrous things:
H slew the great, the mightiest
and chiefest of their Kings.

11 Sehon King of the Amorites,
and Og king of Basan;
He slew also the kingdomes all
that were of Canaan.
12 And gave their land to Israel
an heritage to be,
To Israel his people
an heritage gave he.

The second Part:

13 Thy Name (O Lord) shall still endure
and thy memoriall
Throughout all generations
that are or ere be shall.
14 The Lord will surely now avenge
his people all indeed:
And to his servants he will seow
favour in time of need.

15 The idols of the heathen are made
in all the coasts and lands
Of silver and of gold they be,
the work even of mens hands.
16 They have their mouthes and cannot speak,
and eyes that have no sight:
17 They have eke eares and heare nothing
their mouthes are breathlesse quite.

18 Wherefore all they are like to them.
that so do set them forth:
And likewise those that trust in them,
Or think they be ought worth.
19 O all ye house of Israel,
see that ye praise the Lord:
And ye that be of Aarons house,
praise him with one accord.

20 And ye that be of Levies house,
praise ye likewise the Lord:
All ye that stand in awe of him,
praise him with one accord.
21 And out of Sion sound his praise,
the great praise of the Lord,
Which dwelleth in Jerusalem,
praise him with one accord.

Text Information
First Line: O praise the Lord, praise him praise him
Title: Laudate nomen
Author: N.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1640
Tune Information
Name: [O praise the Lord, praise him, praise him]
Key: F Major

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