O praise his name forever

O praise his name forever

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [O praise his name forever]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Oh, praise his name forever!
The wondrous story tell,
He laid aside his glory
In human form to dwell;
Upon the world’s redemption
The angels gaze in vain,
But to repentant sinners
The Spirit makes it plain.

Oh, praise his name forever,
Praise his holy name;
His goodness faileth never,
Praise his holy name.

2 Oh, praise his name forever!
His life and death behold!
Of all his love and pity
How little can be told!
Oh, sinner, will you own him,
That he may ransom thee?
Or will you still deny him,
And lost forever be? [Refrain]

3 Oh, praise his name forever!
My glad, triumphant soul,
By him set free from bondage,
By him from sin made whole;
When I have earth forsaken,
And gained the further shore,
I’ll tell the story better,
I’ll praise him evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #102

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

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First Line: O praise his name forever
Author: Eden Reeder Latta