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Let All the People Praise Thee

O magnify the Lord with me, ye people of his choice

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [O magnify the Lord with me] (Morris)
Published in 25 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
Ye people of His choice,
Let all to whom He lendeth breath
Now in His name rejoice;
For love’s blest revelation,
For rest from condemnation,
For uttermost salvation
To Him give thanks.

Let all the people praise Thee,
Let all the people praise Thee!
Let all the people praise Thy name
Forever and forevermore,
forevermore, O Lord!

2 Oh, praise Him for His holiness,
His wisdom and His grace;
Sing praises for the precious blood
Which ransomed all our race;
In tenderness He sought us,
From depths of sin he brought us,
The way of life then taught us,
To Him, to Him give thanks. [Refrain]

3 Had I a thousand tongues to sing,
The half could ne’er be told
Of love so rich, so full and free,
Of blessings manifold;
Of grace that faileth never,
Peace flowing like a river,
From God the glorious Giver,
To Him give thanks. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #50

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O magnify the Lord with me, ye people of his choice
Title: Let All the People Praise Thee
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let all the people praise Thee
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #5177
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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #58

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #475

Living Hymns #79

Living Hymns #79

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #50


The Cyber Hymnal #5177

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #11

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Yes, Lord! #14

Include 17 pre-1979 instances
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