|First Line:||Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet|
|Title:||Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet|
|Author:||Natalie Sleeth (1975)|
|Copyright:||© 1976, Hinshaw Music, Inc.|
st. 1-2 = Ps. 148 Ps.150
Somewhat similar to Francis of Assisi's "All Creatures of Our God and King" (431) and Herbert Brokering's "Earth and All Stars" (433), this text is a wonderful catalog of things, times, and places. All instruments and all occasions can be used to sing our praise to the Lord. Note that God's praise is warranted not only in the good times but also in "the time of sorrow" or in "the peace and quiet" (st. 2).
Natalie Sleeth (PHH 317) wrote both text and tune of this fine praise hymn in 1975 when she worked with church school children and a junior choir at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. "Praise the Lord" was one of twelve hymns published in Sleeth's Sunday Songbook (1976). It is also available separately as a choral anthem.
As the text suggests, "praise the Lord anytime and anywhere" and "everywhere in every way"!
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook