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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
1
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
2
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.



3
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.



4
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.



5
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.



6
O let us to his Courts repair,
And bow with Adoration there,
Down on our Knees devoutly all
Before the Lord our Maker fall.



7
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,



8
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;



9
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.



10
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;



11
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.