Psalm 150

150A: Sing Praise to the Lord, You People of Grace

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1092 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • Buy a recording of this song from Princeton Theological Seminary's Touring Choir, on their CD "Sing Praise to the Lord!".

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Martin Leckebusch © 2006 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
  • Music (CHU LEUNG 10.10.11.11): Swee Hong Lim, Singapore, © 2000 and arr. © 2010 Swee Hong Lim, admin. The General Board of Global Ministries t/a GBGMusik
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150B: Praise Ye the Lord, Hallelujah

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Copyright Information:

  • Words and Music: J. Jefferson Cleveland (1937-1986) © 1981 Abingdon Press, admin. The Copyright Company
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150C: Blest Be God, Praised Forever

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1092 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: anonymous; tr. Samuel Paul, Pakistan; vers. James Minchin, alt. © 2000 Christian Conference of Asia, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.; English adapt.
  • Music (SANAA): Punjabi melody, Pakistan © 2000 Christian Conference of Asia, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.
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150D: Alabad a nuestro Dios/Praise the Lord

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: Osdy Sorian, Mexico, 1976; tr. Mary Louise Bringle (b. 1953), 2011
  • Music (ACAPULCO): Osdy Soriano, Mexico, 1976; arr. Obed Valencia Lozada, 2001, © 2001 Obed Valencia Lozada

150E: Hallelujah! Praise God in His Holy Temple

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 109 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

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Copyright Information:

  • Words and Music: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), P.D.
  • Reprint Information:
    • Words and Music: both are in Public Domain; you do not need permission to reprint this song.

150F: Praise the LORD, to God Give Praises

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, HELMSLEY.

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Archer, Malcolm. After the Last Verse. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 502 6 [1995]
  • Mawby, Colin.  Hymns for Occasions. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0-86209-568-9 [1994]
  • Rawsthorne, Noel. 200 Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 189 6 [1991]

Alternative Harmonization for Piano:

  • Hopson, Hal H. The Creative Use of the Piano in Worship. Hope 8392 [2008]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Psalm 150, alt., P.D.
  • Music (HELMSLEY 8.7.8.7.4.4.4.7): attr. Augustine Arne; adapt. Thomas Olivers, 1763, P.D.
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    • Words and Music: both are in Public Domain; you do not need permission to reprint this song.

150G: A Responsorial Setting

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Copyright Information:

  • Words and Music: J. Jefferson Cleveland (1937-1986) © 1981 Abingdon Press, admin. The Copyright Company
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Reprint Information for the Refrain:
    • Words and Music: permitted with a license from OneLicense.net or a CCLI License.
    • When reprinting the Psalm Text and Tone, please use the correct copyright line. Faith Alive Christian Resources gives you permission to reprint the Tone for use in a worship setting.

 

  • Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1739, alt., P.D.
  • Music (EASTER HYMN fragment): Lyra Davidica, 1708, P.D.
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Reprint Information for the Alternative Refrain 1:
    • Words and Music: both are in Public Domain; you do not need permission to reprint this song.
    • Faith Alive Christian Resources gives you permission to reprint the Tone for use in a worship setting.

 

  • Words: Caribbean traditional
  • Music: Caribbean traditional; arr. Mark Sedio (b. 1954) © 1995 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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150H: Hallelujah, Praise the Lord

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Text Information:

Scripture References:
st. 1 = Ps. 150:2
st. 2 = Ps. 150:1, 6
st. 3 = Ps. 150:3-5
st. 4 = Ps. 150:3-5

Marie J. Post wrote this versification of Psalm 150 in 1972; it was first published in the 1974 Psalter Hymnal Supplement. The "Hallelujah" coda was added for the 1987 Psalter Hymnal. Psalm 150 was Post's favorite psalm; she said the lyrics came very easily to her for this versification.

Liturgical Use:
A marvelous processional–alternate the singing of stanzas with instrumental-only versions of the tune.

Tune Information:

ORIENTIS PARTIBUS derives from a French medieval folk-dance song, Orientis partibus Adventavit asinus, originally associated with the Feast of the Ass, a church festival in some parts of France held each January 14 commemorating the flight of Joseph and Mary with Jesus into Egypt. The tune became well known in a duple-rhythm arrangement by Richard Redhead published in his Church Hymn Tunes (1853). The triple rhythms–a good choice in keeping with the tune's folk-dance origins–in the Psalter Hymnal date from the arrangement by Ralph Vaughan Williams for the 1906 English Hymnal. Sing the tune with a strong lilting rhythm, use other instruments (handbells, tambourines, recorders, flutes, Orff instruments), and let this music be a joyful expression of the text itself. This tune is popular and very useful with children!

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, ORIENTIS PARTIBUS

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Burkhardt, Michael. Easy Hymn Settings Easter.  Morningstar MSM-10-415 [1993]
  • MacNutt, Walter. The Waterloo Book of Hymns with Descants. Waterloo [1973]
  • Noble, T. Tertius. Fifty Free Organ Accompaniments to Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 8430 [1949]
  • Rawsthorne, Noel. More Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew [1996]
  • Wilkinson, John T. One Hundred and Four Descants for “The Hymn Book”. enThusia [1980]

Alternative Harmonization for Piano:

  • Frahm, Frederick. Let It Rip! At the Piano. vol. 2 Augsburg ISBN 0-8006-7580-0 [2003]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Marie J. Post, 1974, alt. © 1974 Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Music (ORIENTIS PARTIBUS 7.7.7.7 with hallelujah): French, 13th c., P.D.
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    • Words: permitted with a license from OneLicense.net or a CCLI License.
    • Music: The Music is in Public Domain; you do not need permission to reprint it.

150I: Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompiments for this tune, AMSTERDAM.

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • McKinney, Howard D. Preludes for Fifty-Five Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 9770 [1967]
  • Noble, T. Tertius. Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 8175

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), P.D.
  • Music (AMSTERDAM 7.6.7.6.7.7.7.6): Foundery Collection, 1742, P.D.
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150J: Praise God! Earth and Heaven Rejoice!

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

GENEVAN 150 was first published in the 1562 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Dale Grotenhuis harmonized the tune in 1985. Demonstrating how well they were in tune with the musical changes of the mid-sixteenth century, the Genevan musicians chose the Ionian mode (major) for this great doxology of the psalms. GENEVAN 150 is a majestic tune featuring some melodic repetitions and brisk rhythms. Like Psalm 149, this music requires joyful singing in parts and the participation of many instruments beyond full organ, but it should not be rushed.

Other Resources:

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: Michael Morgan © 2011 Michael Morgan, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Music (GENEVAN 150 | 7.7.7.7.8.7.7.8): Genevan Psalter, 1562, P.D.; harm. Dale Grotenhuis, 1985, © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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