Psalm 47 - God Mounts His Throne (Haugen)

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I do not like the Em key of this song. Too high for my baritone voice. My voice seized up on the high E notes on the third verse this past weekend when singing at St. Mary's and St. Matthew's. GIA should republish this in Dm or Cm instead of Em. I may re-record my demo in a transposed key – just to demonstrate how the song could be more pleasing to the ear. I will also slow it down! This rendition is too hurried. I need to do ritards at the ends of the verses.

Music by Marty Haugen. Copyright © 1983, GIA Publications. 

God mounts His throne to shouts of joy
Oh, sing your praises to the Lord

Verse 1:
All you peoples, clap your hands,
Shout to God in gladness.
The Lord we must fear,
King of all the earth.


Verse 2:
God goes up to shouts of joy.
Sound the trumpet blast.
Sing praise to our God.
Praise unto our king.


Verse 3:
God is king of all the earth.
Sing with all your skill
To the king of all nations.
God enthroned on high!