How Good It Is, Lord

Representative Text

1 How good it is, Lord, to sing Your praises;
Pleasant and fitting to praise Your name.
Daily Your people learn of Your goodness;
You help the downcast, healing their pain.

2 You count the stars and call each by name.
Lord, You are great; Your pow’r I declare.
Your understanding cannot be measured;
You keep the humble safe in Your care.

3 I sing Your praises with much thanksgiving.
Hear now my music; my heart is stirred.
You send the rain and then make the grass grow.
You feed the cattle and the young birds.

4 Lord, You delight in all those who reverence You,
All those who trust Your love and Your deeds.
I will extol You for all Your blessings;
You give me peace and meet all my needs.

5 You send commands throughout all the earth;
Your word runs swiftly, touching all things.
You spread the snow and scatter the hoarfrost,
Hurl down Your hail, then melt all in spring.

6 You have revealed Your laws to Your people,
Telling us Your commands through Your Word.
We are so blessed to have Your instructions;
Alleluia! Praise the Lord!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10414

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: How good it is, Lord, to sing Your praises
Title: How Good It Is, Lord
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



BUNESSAN is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean's Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald's carol "Child in the Manger." The tune is named after Macdonald's birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. BUNESSAN is also well known as the set…

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