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O come, loud Anthems let us sing.

Psalm xcv.

Poet: Tate & Brady’s New Version, 1696
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
O come, loud Anthems let us sing.
Loud Thanks to our Almighty King,
For we our Voices high should raise,
When our Salvation’s Rock we praise.

Old Hundred 49t, Stanza 1

Old Hundred 49t, Stanza 1
Into his Presence let us haste,
To thank him for his Favours past;
To him address in joyful Songs
The Praise that to his Name belongs.

For God the Lord enthron’d in State
Is, with unrivall’d Glory, great;
A King superior far to all,
Whom, by his Title, God we call.

The Depths of Earth are in his Hand,
Her secret Wealth at his Command;
The Strength of Hills that threat the Skies
Subjected to his Empire lies.

The rowling Ocean’s vast Abyss
By the fame sov’reign Right is his;
’Tis mov’d by his Almighty Hand,
That form’d and fix’d the sold Land.

O let us to his Courts repair,
And bow with Adoration there,
Down on our Knees devoutly all
Before the Lord our Maker fall.

For he’s our God, our Shepherd he,
His Flock and Pasture-Sheep are we;
If then you’ll (like his Flock) draw near,
To Day, if you his Voice will hear,

Let not your hard’ned Hearts renew
Your Fathers Crimes and Judgments too;
Nor hear provoke my Wrath, as they
In Desert Plains of Meribah;

When thro’ the Wilderness they mov’d,
And me with fresh Temptations prov’d;
They still, thro’ Unbelief, rebell’d,
While they my wond’rous Works beheld.

They, forty Years, my Patience griev’d,
Tho’ daily I their Wants reliev’d;
Then—’Tis a faithless Race, I said,
Whose Heart from me has always stray’d;

They ne’er will tread my righteous Path;
Therefore to them, in settled Wrath,
Since they despis’d my Rest, I swear
That they shall never enter there.

Brady, Nicholas, and Nahum Tate. A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches. London: Printed by E. James, 1754.