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Psalm for Ascension-Psalm 47

Composer Valerie Stegink Sterk
Text Psalm 47
Voicing SATB, organ, opt. children, opt. cong., tambourine
Church Season Ascension
Scripture references Psalm 47
Length 3' 00" Price $1.30 (U.S.) Released 2/95
Catalog no. 222-401 Difficulty Moderately difficult

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Description
A concertato for use on Ascension Sunday using the tune from the 1551 Genevan Psalter. It uses the strong rhythmic pulse of Genevan psalmody to good advantage, and a children's choir can participate if available.

Anthem text
Nations, clap your hands; shout with joy, you lands!
Awesome is the Lord; spread his fame abroad.
He rules every land with a mighty hand
God brings nations low; he subdues each foe.
From his mighty throne god protects his own.
Our inheritance is our sure defense.

God goes up on high with a joyful cry,
with a mighty shout; people, sing it out!
Let your voices bring praises to our King.
Praise him with a song; praise with heart and tongue;
praise with every skill; praise with mind and will.
God rules all the earth; magnify his worth.

Optional Stanza 2
God goes up on high with a joyful cry,
with a mighty shout; people sing it out!
Let your voices bring praises to your King.
Praise him with a song; praise with heart and tongue;
praise with every skill; praise with mind and will.
God rules all the earth; magnify his worth.

God reigns over all rulers great and small.
Leaders of the world, servants of the Lord,
rally round his throne; he is God alone.
Sing before him now, in his presence bow.
God of Abraham! God of every land!
Worship and adore God forever more.

Text: Psalter Hymnal ©1987 CRC Publications.

Alternate Text-Psalm for Ascension

People, gather round! Shout! in triumph sing!
Awesome is the Lord over every thing.
He subdues all lands, nations of the earth,
gives them to his seed heritage of love.
From forever God chose us for his own.
People, gather round! Sing before his throne!

Shout! Our King ascends with a trumpet's call.
People, gather round! He is God of all.
Shout loud songs of joy. Sing to God your Lord,
who subdues all lands with his mighty sword.
Princes, praise his name, make his glories known.

Optional Stanza 2
Shout! Our King ascends with a trumpet's call.
People, gather round! He is God of all.
Shout loud songs of joy. Sing to God your Lord,
who subdues all lands with his mighty sword.
Princes, praise His name, make his glories known.
Kings of earth, give thanks now before his throne.

People, gather round! Shout! in triumph sing!
Awesome is the Lord over everything.
He subdues all lands, nations of the earth,
gives them to his seed heritage of love.
From forever God chose us for his own.
People, gather round! Sing before his-
People gather round! Sing before his throne!

Text: Marie J. Post, from Rejoice in the Lord.© 1980 Marie J. Post.

 

 

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