Extol Jehovah's name

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1 Extol Jehovah’s name!
Come, sound abroad His fame,
His matchless worth!
Tis meet that we should sing,
Our grateful off’ring bring,
For He alone is King
O’er all the earth!

2 By His all-wise decree
The earth and sky and sea
With all their throng
Exits; they must fulfill
The workings of His will,
How infinite His skill,
Praise Him in song!

3 For aye He keepeth truth,
Praise Him, both age and youth
In sweet accord;
The heaven of heavens His throne;
His wisdom, who hath known?
Spreading from zone to zone:
Great is the Lord!

4 A Father’s loving care
His needy children share,
His love, how broad!
And all who seek the Right,
He makes His chief delight;
Sing of His sovereign might:
Praise ye the Lord!

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #161

Author: F. E. Pettingell

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First Line: Extol Jehovah's name
Author: F. E. Pettingell

Tune

ITALIAN HYMN

Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Mar…

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