Praise the Lord, who reigns above (Benjamin Milgrove)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-11-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Praise the Lord, who reigns above
Composer: Benjamin Milgrove
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1771 in 12 Hymns

Description: The general congregation (sometimes divided into men and women) should sing the Air, accompanying harmonies to be taken by the choir.

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Original text and translations

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Praise the Lord, who reigns above
And keeps his courts below;
Praise the holy God of love,
And all his greatness shew.
Praise Him for his noble deeds,
Praise Him for his matchless pow'r:
Him from whom all good proceeds,
Let earth and heav'n adore.

Publish, spread to all around
The great Emmanuel's name;
Let the trumpet's martial sound
Him lord of hosts proclaim.
Praise him ev'ry tuneful string,
All the reach of heav'nly art;
All the pow'rs of music bring
The music of the heart.

Him in whom they move and live
Let ev'ry creature sing;
Glory to their maker give,
And homage to their king.
Hallowed be his name beneath,
As in heav'n on earth adored.
Praise the Lord in ev'ry breath;
Let all things praise the Lord!