Translation © by Guy Laffaille

O sing unto the Lord
Language: English  after the Latin 
Available translation(s): FRE
1. Symphony

2. O sing unto the Lord a new song.

Sing unto the Lord, all the whole earth.

3. Sing unto the Lord,
and praise his name:
be telling of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his honour unto the heathen:
and his wonders unto all people.

Glory and worship are before him :
power and honour are in his sanctuary.

4. The Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised:
he is more to be feared than all gods.
As for the gods of the heathen, they are but idols:
but it is the Lord that made the heavens.

5. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:
let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

6. Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is King,
And that t'is He who hath made the round world
so sure that it cannot be moved;
And how that he shall judge the people righteously.
Alleluia. Amen.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Oh, chantez au Seigneur", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2013-11-06
Line count: 23
Word count: 163

Oh, chantez au Seigneur
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
1. Symphonie

2. Chantez au Seigneur un nouveau chant.

Chantez au Seigneur, toute la terre.

3. Chantez au Seigneur,
Louez son nom :
racontez son salut jour après jour.

Racontez sa gloire aux païens :
et ses merveilles à tous les peuples

Gloire et majesté sont devant lui :
puissance et honneur sont dans son sanctuaire.

4. Le Seigneur est grand, et ne peut être dignement loué :
il doit être plus craint que tous les dieux
Quant aux dieux des païens, ce ne sont que des idoles,
mais c'est le Seigneur qui a fait les cieux.

5. Oh, louez le Seigneur dans la beauté de sa sainteté :
que toute la terre se tienne dans la crainte de lui.

6. Dites-le parmi les païens que le Seigneur est le roi,
et que c'est lui qui a fait le monde rond
pour qu'il ne puisse pas être bougé ;
Et comment il jugera les peuples justement.
Alléluia. Amen.


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This text was added to the website: 2013-11-06
Line count: 23
Word count: 160