This anthem of joy and celebration provides two text options commonly sung to the popular hymn tune, HYFRYDOL: Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. A bright, flowing piano accompaniment surrounds the texts while optional handbells add a festive sparkle during the anthem's introduction and interludes. In the concluding stanza, a stirring vocal and/or instrumental descant, along with optional organ and handbells combine together to accompany choir and optional congregation. This culmination of ensemble brings the hymn to a glorious peak before choir and piano close the anthem with a meditative ""amen"".
Voicing: Unison/Two part with piano, optional congregation, optional organ, optional C treble instrument, and optional 3 or 4 octaves handbells
Composer: Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-1887
Arranger: Jeff Reeves
Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788; Edward Osler, 1798-1863