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Praise Be Unto Our God

Representative Text

1 God chose us to be in Christ,
Long before He formed the earth,
To be holy in His sight
And adopted through new birth.

Praise be unto our God, Father of our Lord
And our Savior Jesus Christ!
He has blessed us fully.
Praise be unto our God, Father of our Lord
And our Savior Jesus Christ!
Every spiritual blessing, ours!

2 He has freely giv’n us grace,
Lavished on us in His Son.
Full redemption through Christ’s blood;
Sin’s forgiveness has been won. [Refrain]

3 He’s made known His mystery,
Which in time will be fulfilled.
Christ will be the head of all,
Heav’n and earth, as God has willed. [Refrain]

4 We’re predestined by God’s plan,
That we might His glory praise.
When the Gospel we believed,
We were marked as His always. [Refrain]

5 We now have the Spirit’s seal,
Guaranteeing what’s to come;
Till our bodies are redeemed,
Praise to God and to the Son! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10108

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God chose us to be in Christ
Title: Praise Be Unto Our God
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praise be unto our God, Father of our Lord
Copyright: Public Domain


GLORIA (French)

GLORIA is the French noel tune traditionally associated with this text. The popularity of this carol stems from its refrain–all those cascading phrases in which human beings imitate the angels' chorus. Try using the refrain by itself as a short choral introit during the Christmas season, perhaps w…

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The Cyber Hymnal #10108
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