Music

Lowell Mason

Lowell Mason (January 8, 1792 - August 11, 1872) was an American composer and music teacher. He was an important reformer of Church- and school music. At the age of 16, he already directed a church-choir. In 1815 he became an organist in the Presbyterian Church of Savannah. In 1827 he became director of the Handel and Haydn Musical Society of Boston. Together with George J. Webb he founded the Boston Music Academy. He was largely responsible for introducing music into American public schools.



Lowell Mason
1792 - 1872

 

He composed more than 1600 hymns, many of them are often sung today.
In the song below we found God's name:


 

Music piece: Thoughts for the Sanctuary - Psalms 118


1.The glo-rious gates of right-eous-ness
Throw o-pen un-to me.
And I will en-ter them with praise,
O Lord, my God ,to Thee.
And I will en-ter them with praise,
O Lord, my God, to Thee.

2.This is Thy tem-ple-gate, O Lord,
The just shall en-ter there;
My Sav-iour, I will give Thee thanks,
O Thou that hear-est prayer,
My Sav-iour, I will give Thee thanks,
O Thou that hear-est prayer.

3.The stone re-ject-ed and de-spised
Is now the cor-ner-stone;
How won-drous are the ways of God,
Un-fath-omed and un-known!
How won-drous are the ways of God,
Un-fath-omed and un-known!

4.In this the day that Thou hast made
Tri-um-phant-ly we sing;
Send now pros-per-i-ty, O Lord,
O Lord, sal-va-tion bring.
Send now pros-per-i-ty, O Lord,
O Lord, sal-va-tion bring.

5.Ho-san-na! Ev-er blest be He
That com-eth in God's Name,
The bless-ing of Je-ho-vah's house
Up-on you we pro-claim.
The bless-ing of Je-ho-vah's house
Up-on you we pro-claim.

6.The light of joy to shine on us
The Lord our God hath made;
Now be the precious sacrifice
Upon His altar laid.

7.O Lord, my God, I praise Thy Name,
All other names above;
O give Him thanks, for He is good
And boundless is His love.

 

 

We are pleased to show a second song:

Music piece: Jehovah's Perfect Law


Jehovah’s perfect law
Restores the soul again;
His testimony sure
Gives wisdom unto men;
The preceps of the Lord are right,
And fill the heart with great delight.

The Lord’s commands are pure,
They light and joy restore;
Jehovah’s fear is clean,
Enduring evermore;
His statutes, let the world confess,
Are wholly truth and righteousness.

They are to be desired
Above the finest gold;
Than honey from the comb
More sweetness far they hold;
With warnings the Thy servant guard,
In keeping them is great reward.

His errors who can know?
Cleanse me from hidden stain;
Keep me from wilful sins,
Nor let them o'er me reign;
And then I upright shall appear
And be from great transgressions clear.

When Thou dost search my life,
May all my thoughts within
And all the words I speak
Thy full approval win.
O Lord, Thou art a rock to me,
And my Redeemer Thou shalt be.

 

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