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Shout to the Lord Lyrics and Music

The beautiful words and lyrics of the popular hymn begin with "Shout to the Lord, and let our joys Through the whole nation run" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Shout to the Lord" hymn were written by its English author Isaac Watts. The author of the hymn, Isaac Watts, was born on July 17, 1674 and died on November 25, 1748. The name of the composer of the haunting music that accompanies the "Shout to the Lord" song of praise has unfortunately been lost over time.  We have placed "Shout to the Lord" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the beautiful lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

Shout to the Lord Hymn
Title: Shout to the Lord *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Isaac Watts*** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful words of the "Shout to the Lord" lyrics, Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674-November 25, 1748), was born in Southampton, England and achieved fame as a pastor and Hymn writer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Shout to the Lord
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674 to November 25, 1748)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Shout to the Lord, and let our joys Through the whole nation run"
First Publication Date: 1719

 

Shout to the Lord Lyrics

Shout to the Lord, and let our joys
Through the whole nation run;
Ye British skies, resound the noise
Beyond the rising sun.

Thee, mighty God, our souls admire,
Thee our glad voices sing,
And join with the celestial choir
To praise th' eternal King.

Thy power the whole creation rules,
And on the starry skies
Sits smiling at the weak designs
Thine envious foes devise.

Thy scorn derides their feeble rage,
And with an awful frown
Flings vast confusion on their plots,
And shakes their Babel down.

[Their secret fires in caverns lay,
And we the sacrifice;
But gloomy caverns strove in vain
To 'scape all-searching eyes.

Their dark designs were all revealed,
Their treasons all betrayed:
Praise to the God that broke the snare
Their cursed hands had laid.]

In vain the busy sons of hell
Still new rebellions try,
Their souls shall pine with envious rage,
And vex away and die.

Almighty grace defends our land
From their malicious power;
Let Britain with united songs
Almighty grace adore.

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