Anthem for Thanksgiving (Stephen Jenks)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-29). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 180 kB Copyright: Public Domain
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Title: Anthem for Thanksgiving
First Line: Come, let us sing a new made song
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Published: 1805 in The Delights of Harmony, pp. 33-40.
Description: Words from various Psalms.
Original text and translations
Come, let us sing a new made song,
A new made song unto the Lord,
Let us make a joyful noise,
A joyful noise unto our God,
The rock of our salvation.
Bring hither the timbrel and the pleasant harp,
Blow, the trumpet.
For the lord hath redeemed Jacob
and glorified himself in Israel.
Praise the Lord, O my soul,
And let the earth be glad
And praise the Lord.
For his salvation is nigh to them
that fear his holy name.
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord,
While angels praise their God above
In mansions of eternal love.
Rise, O earth! and join their lays,
And sweetly echo back his praise
Angels descend on rapturous wings,
From seats of bliss in earth below!
Conduct our praise to those bright realms,
Where sweetly anthems flow,
Let all creation join with angel hosts divine,
Strike each harmonious loud resounding string,
And thou great God above, Look down with smiling love,
Accept the feeble tribute which we bring,
Millions of angels now with thee,
Eternal anthems sing;
To imitate them here below,
Lo! we our hallelujahs bring.