Extollation (Walter Janes)

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  • (Posted 2016-07-25)   CPDL #40521:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 68 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: 1807 edition. Two more pairs of stanzas included from Anne Steele's hymn. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-07-25)   CPDL #40520:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 69 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: 1807 edition. Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas included from Anne Steele's hymn.
  • (Posted 2016-07-25)   CPDL #40519:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: 1803 edition. Five more pairs of stanzas included from Isaac Watts' paraphrase of Psalm 148, Part 2. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-07-25)   CPDL #40518:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-07-25).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: 1803 version. Note shapes added. Five more pairs of stanzas included from Isaac Watts' paraphrase of Psalm 148, Part 2.

General Information

First Line: Loud Hallelujas to the Lord
Title: Extollation
Composer: Walter Janes
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1803 in The Massachusetts Harmony, pp. 46-47. Considerably revised by Janes in 1807.

Description: Words in 1803 from Isaac Watts, 1719, paraphrase of Psalm 148, Part 2, with twelve stanzas (Janes used the first two). Words in 1807 from Anne Steele, 1760, entitled Praise, with six stanzas (Janes used stanzas three and four).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 148.

English.png English text

1. Praise ye the Lord, let praise employ
In his own courts, your songs of joy;
The spacious firmament around
Shall echo back the joyful sound.

2. Recount his works in strains divine,
His wondrous works, how bright they shine!
Praise him for all his mighty deeds,
Whose greatness all your praise exceeds.

 

3. Awake the trumpet's piercing sound,
To spread your sacred pleasure round;
While softer music tunes the lute,
The warbling harp, the breathing flute.

4. Ye virgin train, with joy advance,
To praise him in the graceful dance ;
Awake each voice and strike each string,
And to the solemn organ sing.

 

5. Let the loud cymbal sound on high
To softer, deeper notes reply;
Harmonious let the concert rise,
And bear the rapture to the skies.

6. Let all whom life and breath inspire
Attend and join the blissful choir;
Bat chiefly ye who know his word,
Adore and love and praise the Lord!

Praise by Anne Steele, 1760, as printed in Jeremy Belknap's Sacred Poetry, 1795