Hallelu the LORD our God!Versifier: Calvin Seerveld (1981)
Tune: GENEVAN 150
Published in 1 hymnal
Printable scores: PDF, MusicXMLAudio files: MIDI
st. 1 = vv. 1-2, 6
st. 2 = vv. 3-6
This final great hallelujah may have been composed specifically to close the Psalms. In any event, Psalm 150 is the grand concluding doxology to this collection of prayer and praise (Book V; briefer doxologies close each of the previous four books: see Ps. 41:13; 72:18-19; 89:52; 106:48). As in Psalm 148, the psalmist summons a universal choir-all who are in the temple, all that are in the heavens, and everything that has breath on earth (st. 1). Praise God, says the psalmist, with every instrument of song and with dancing (st. 2).
Calvin Seerveld (PHH 22) wrote the partially rhymed versification in 1981 for the Psalter Hymnal. He notes the inclusion of the word Lamb in stanza 2 this way: "In order to honor the literary units of the psalm and to fill out the Genevan melody twice, a New Testament echo of the psalm is woven into the text (Rev. 5:12)." Other settings of Psalm 150 are at 189, 466, and 628.
An exultant doxology that unites our praise to the LORD God.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #150||Hallelu the LORD Our God||Hallelu the LORD our God!||GENEVAN 150||Calvin Seerveld||77 778 778||Psalm 150||1987||Doxologies | ; Return of Christ | ; Alleluias | ; Christmas | ; Creation | ; Music | ; Opening of Worship ||