Sing praise to God in heaven above (Charles H. Giffen)
- 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.
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: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 88. 99
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.
Original text and translations
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!