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Praise ye the Lord (1990) sets Psalm 148, one of the most pictorial sections of the Psalter. Harvey had used the same text in Lauds (for two choirs and cello) just three years earlier. The colouristic organ writing shows the influence of Messiaen. The anthem is an exuberant paean of joy, painted in the brightest colours, though even here the composer falls to his knees at the end, in awe at the wonder of Creation.
Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord of heavens: praise him in the heights. Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, praise him, all ye stars of lights. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created. He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: Fire, and hail, snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word: Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl: Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the heavens. Praise ye the Lord.