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Reasons for Praise

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

Published in 10 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Oh, 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 wand'ring sons,
He binds their wounds and comforts
the brokenhearted ones.

2 The starry hosts 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 heav'ns 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 pow'r 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.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #147B

Text Information

First Line: O sing ye Hallelujah! 'Tis good our God to praise
Title: Reasons for Praise
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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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PSALM 147 (Wlbur)

MODENA (Woodbury)



The Cyber Hymnal #5350
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Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #147B


The Cyber Hymnal #5350

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