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The Church Hymnary, Twentieth Century Edition, 1900017
Sing to the Lord, Our MightRev. Henry Francis Lyte, 1834

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
017SwabiaGermanShort Meter (

1Sing to the Lord, our Might,
With holy fervor sing;
Let hearts and instruments unite
To praise our heavenly King.
2This is His holy house,
And this His festal day,
When He accepts the humblest vows
That we sincerely pay.
3The Sabbath to our sires
In mercy first was given;
The Church her Sabbaths still requires
To speed her on to heaven.
4We still, like them of old,
Are in the wilderness;
And God is still as near His fold,
To pity and to bless.
5Then let us open wide
Our hearts for Him to fill;
And He that Israel then supplied,
Will help His Israel still.
Genesis2:3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Psalm81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. 2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. 3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. 4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob. 5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not. 6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. 7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah. 8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; 9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. 10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels. 13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways! 14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. 15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever. 16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
Psalm135:3Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

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