HYMNS OF THE CHURCH

Charles Nutter

Let All on Earth Their Voices Raise

Isaac Watts

1 Let all on earth their voices raise,
To sing the great Jehovah’s praise,
  And bless His holy name:
His glory let the heathen know,
His wonders to the nations show,
  His saving grace proclaim.
2 He framed the globe; He built the sky:
He made the shining worlds on high,
  And reigns in glory there:
His beams are majesty and light;
His beauties, how divinely bright!
  His dwelling place, how fair!
3 Come the great day, the glorious hour,
When earth shall feel His saving power,
  All nations fear His name:
Then shall the race of men confess
The beauty of His holiness,
  His saving grace proclaim.

This grand old hymn of praise is a metrical version of Psalm 96, “O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord all the earth,” etc. It has been altered to change the meter, and one stanza omitted. We give the hymn as the author published it in 1719, with the title, “The God of the Gentiles.”

1 Let all the earth their voices raise
To sing the choicest psalm of praise,
  To sing and bless Jehovah’s name:
His glory let the heathens know,
His wonders to the nations show,
  And all His saving works proclaim.
2 The heathens know Thy glory, Lord;
The wond’ring nations read Thy Word,
  In Britain is Jehovah known:
Our worship shall no more be paid
To gods which mortal hands have made;
  Our Maker is our God alone.
3 He framed the globe, He built the sky;
He made the shining worlds on high,
  And reigns compleat in glory there:
His beams are majesty and light;
His beauties, how divinely bright!
  His temple, how divinely fair!
4 Come the great day, the glorious hour,
When earth shall feel his saving power,
  And barbarous nations fear His name;
Then shall the race of man confess
The beauty of His holiness,
  And in His courts His grace proclaim.