Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above
Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), from Psalm 150
Tune: AMSTERDAM from "Foundery Collection" (1742)
Key signature: F major (1 flat)
1. Praise the Lord Who reigns above, And keeps His court below; Praise the holy God of love, And all His greatness show; Praise Him for His noble deeds, Praise Him for His matchless pow’r; Him from Whom all good proceeds Let earth and heav’n adore.
2. Jesus reigns, let earth be glad, Let distant shores rejoice. Heav’n procla`im His righteousness; Earth sing with ev’ry voice. Praise Him ev’ry tuneful string; All the songs of heav’nly art, All the pow’rs of music bring, The music of the heart.
3. Him, in Whom they move and live, Let ev’ry creature sing, Glory to their Maker give, And homage to their King. Praise His everlasting name, As in heav’n on earth adored; Praise the Lord in ev’ry breath, Let all things praise the Lord.