Thanksgiving Anthem (Jacob French)
- (Posted 2016-03-03) CPDL #38751: MusicXML
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-03-03). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 90 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. A few minor edits. Transcribed from Harmony of Harmony, 1802.
Title: Thanksgiving Anthem
Composer: Jacob French
Description: First published in The New American Melody, 1789, entitled The Exhortation; revised and retitled by French in Harmony of Harmony, 1802, pp. 136-140 (see Jones 1998). Words from various scriptures.
Original text and translations
O sing unto the Lord, and praise his glorious name,
By telling of his wonders every morning,
And his truth day by day.
Declare his honor among the heathen, and his glory among the people.
For the Lord is a great God and worthy to be praised,
He is to be feared above all gods.
Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth be glad,
Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof, before the Lord.
For he cometh to judge the world.