O that men would praise the Lord (John Blackwood McEwen)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-08-05). Score information: A4, 10 pages, 265 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: O that men would praise the Lord
Composer: John Blackwood McEwen
Source of text: Psalms 107:8; 126:5-6 & 147:7-8 (KJV)
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB, with S solo
Genre: Sacred, Anthem for Harvest
First published: 1903 The Musical Times no.772
Original text and translations
Ps.107:8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Ps.126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Ps.126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Ps.147:7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
Ps.147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.