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Reasons for Praise

O sing ye Hallelujah! 'Tis good our God to praise

Tune: BLAIRGOWRIE
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O sing ye Hallelujah!
'Tis good our God to praise;
'Tis pleasant and becoming
To Him our songs to raise;
He builds the walls of Zion,
He seeks her wandering sons,
He binds their wounds and comforts
The brokenhearted ones.

2 The starry host He numbers,
He calls them all by name;
His greatness and His wisdom
His wondrous works proclaim;
The meek He lifts to honor,
he humbles sinful pride;
Give thanks to Him and utter
His praises far and wide.

3 The heavens with clouds He covers,
He sends the cheering rain;
The slopes of all the mountains
He fills with grass and grain;
To beast and bird His goodness
Their daily food supplies;
He cares for all His creatures,
Attentive to their cries.

4 No human power delights Him,
No earthly pomp or pride;
He loves the meek who fear Him
And in His love confide;
Then praise thy God, O Zion,
His gracious aid confess;
He gives thee peace and plenty,
His gifts thy children bless.

5 He sends His swift commandment,
And snow and ice enfold
The world, and none are able
To stand before His cold.
Again He gives commandment;
The winds of summer blow,
The snow and ice are melted,
Again the waters flow.

6 His statutes and His judgments
He makes His people know;
To them as to no others
His grace He loves to show;
For matchless grace and mercy
Your grateful praises bring;
To Him give thanks forever,
And Hallelujah sing.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: O sing ye Hallelujah! 'Tis good our God to praise
Title: Reasons for Praise
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For matchless grace and mercy

Tune

BLAIRGOWRIE

John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) wrote HARTFORD in 1872 for the text “The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden” on the occasion of a friend's wedding. The American tune title HARTFORD refers to the capital of Connecticut. The tune is known…

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[O sing ye Hallelujah!]


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The Cyber Hymnal #5350
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