Let us with a gladsome mind

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Let us with a gladsome mind
TextJohn Milton
Based onPsalm 136
Melody"Monkland" by John Bernard Wilkes

Let us with a gladsome mind is a hymn written in 1623 by John Milton, a pupil at St. Paul's School,[1] at the age of 15 as a paraphrase of Psalm 136. It was set to music as the hymn tune known as Monkland by the organist John Bernard Wilkes using a melody written by John Antes.[2]


Let us with a gladsome mind
Praise the Lord, for he is kind,
For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.


  1. ^ Norman Mable (2007), Popular Hymns and Their Writers, pp. 135–6, ISBN 978-1-4067-4577-1
  2. ^ David Holbrook, Elizabeth Poston (1967), The Cambridge Hymnal, Cambridge University Press, p. 73