Ye boundless realms of joy (1)

Ye boundless realms of joy. Nicholas Brady* ( 1659-1726) and Nahum Tate* (ca. 1652-1715). This was Tate and Brady’s version of Psalm 148 in A New Version of the Psalms of David (1696) (see ‘New Version’*). It was in the same metre of 66.66.4.44.4, and sung to the same tune, as the paraphrase by John Pullain* in the Old Version* of 1562. Tate and Brady’s text had eight stanzas, with the verses of the psalm, from 1 to 14, marked in each stanza: 1,2   Ye boundless realms of joy,           Exalt your Maker’s fame,        And praise your song employ           Above the starry frame:               Your voices raise,                 Ye cherubim                 And seraphim,               To sing...

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