Croatian Folk Melody adapted by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
vs 1 & 2 from 'Foundling Hospital Collection' (1796)
v3 Edward Ostler (1798-1863)
Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore him;
praise him, angels in the height.
Sun and moon, rejoice before him;
praise him, shining stars of light.
Praise the Lord, for he has spoken;
worlds his mighty voice obeyed.
Laws which never shall be broken
for their guidance he has made.
In the earth let all things praise him:
seas and all that they contain,
stormy winds that do his pleasure,
hail and lightning, snow and rain.
Hills and mountains, praise your Maker;
praise him, all you flocks and herds.
Fields and orchards, sing his glory;
praise him, creeping things and birds.
All you nations, come before him:
earthly rulers and all kings,
men and women, parents, children,
join with all created things.
Praise the God of our salvation,
who restores from sin and shame.
Heaven and earth and all creation,
praise and magnify his name!