O come, let us sing to the Lord (Berthold Tours)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-05-05). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 271 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: O come, let us sing to the Lord
Composer: Berthold Tours
Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix
Source of text: Psalm 95:1-3; Psalm 113:2; Psalm 106:1
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem for Harvest
First published: 1887 The Musical Times no.547
Original text and translations
Ps.95:1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Ps.95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving: and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
Ps.95:3 For the Lord is a great God: and a great King above all gods.
And now, on this our festal day,
Thy bounteous hand confessing,
Upon Thine Altar, Lord, we lay
The first-fruits of Thy blessing.
By Thee the souls of men are fed
With gifts of grace supernal;
Thou who dost give us earthly bread,
Give us the Bread Eternal.
Ps.113:2 Blessed be the Name of the Lord: from this time forth for evermore.
106:1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever.