- (Posted 2016-04-01) CPDL #39161:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-01). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 80 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. The other stanza of Wesley's poem included.
- (Posted 2016-04-01) CPDL #39160:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-01). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 70 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). The other stanza from Wesley's poem included.
First Line: In every land begin the song
Composer: Stephen Jenks
Lyricist: John Wesley
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1804 in The Delights of Harmony
Description: Words by John Wesley, 1786, two stanzas appended to Isaac Watts' paraphrase of Psalm 117.
Original text and translations
Isaac Watts, paraphrase of Psalm 117 (1719)
From all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise;
Let the Redeemer's name be sung
Through every land, by every tongue.
Eternal are thy mercies, Lord,
Eternal truth attends thy word;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.
John Wesley, additions; his Hymn 157
Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring,
In songs of praise divinely sing;
The great salvation loud proclaim,
And shout for joy the Savior's name,
In every land begin the song,
To every land the strains belong;
In cheerful founds all voices raise,
And fill the world with loudest praise.