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Chandos Anthem no. 8: O come, let us...

Language: English


 O come, let us sing unto the Lord, let us
 heartily rejoice in the strength of our
 salvation. Let us come before his presence
 with thanksgiving, and show ourselves glad in
 him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God,
 and a great King above all Gods. (psalm 95, 1-3)

 O come, let us worship and fall down, and
 kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is
 the Lord our God, and we are the people of
 his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. (Psalm 95,6-7)

 Glory and worship are before him, power and
 honour are in his sanctuary. (Psalm 96, 6)

Tenor and Chorus
 Tell it out among the heathen, that the Lord is
 King, and that he made the world so fast it
 cannot be moved. (psalm 96, 10)

 O magnify the Lord, and worship him upon his
 holy hill, for the Lord our God is holy. (Psalm 99, 9)

 The Lord preserveth the souls of the saints, he
 shall deliver them from the hand of the ungodly. (Psalm 97, 10)

 For look, as high as the heaven is in
 comparison of the earth, so great is his mercy
 towards them that fear him. (Psalm 103, 11)

 There is sprung up a light for the righteous,
 and joyful gladness for such as are true-hearted.  (Psalm 97-11)
 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous!

Text taken from Psalm 94 (95), Psalm 95 (96), Psalm 98 (99), Psalm 96 (97), and Psalm 102 (103).

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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Text added to the website: 2010-02-22.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:24
Line count: 34
Word count: 235

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