Sing praise to God in heaven above (Charles H. Giffen)

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  • (Posted 2014-02-15)  CPDL #31275:       
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2014-02-15).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright by the composer for CPDL. May be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded. Revised score and sound file uploaded 2014-02-17.

General Information

Title: Sing praise to God in heaven above
Composer: Charles H. Giffen
Lyricist: Caspar Ulenberg Cologne, 1582

Number of voices: 4 + 1vv   Voicing: SATB, with Descant
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 99

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:
Description: Hymn tune Nun lobet Gott im hohen Thron, based on the Genevan tune of psalm 9. An alternate harmonization is provided for the third stanza with optional Soprano Descant. The Ulenberg text is a metrical paraphrase of Psalm 117.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Sing praise to God in heaven above,
Proclaim his everlasting love;
Let all exalt the Father’s goodness,
His mercy, excellent in fullness.

O all the earth, His praises sing,
Come let the joyful anthem ring
And laud his ways with jubilation
For he is Lord of all creation.

Praise we the Father and the Son
And Holy Spirit, with them one;
Here at the Sacred altar bending,
With harp and voice in worship blending!