Praise God, 'tis good and pleasant

Praise God, 'tis good and pleasant

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1 Praise God! 'tis good and pleasant,
and comely to adore,
Jehovah builds up Salem,
her outcasts doth restore.
2 He heals the broken-hearted,
and makes the wounded live;
the starry hosts he numbers,
and names to all doth give,

3 Our Lord is great and mighty;
his wisdom none can know;
the Lord doth raise the lowly
and sinners overthrow.
4 O thank and praise Jehovah!
Praise hi on harp with mirth,
the heaven with clouds who covers,
and send his rain on earth.

5 He clothes with grace the mountains,
and gives the beasts their food;
he hears the crying ravens,
and feeds their tender brood.
6 In horse's strength delights not,
nor speed of man loves he;
the Lord loves all who fear him,
and to his mercy flee.

7 O Salem, praise Jehovah,
thy God, O Zion, praise;
for he thy gates has strengthened,
and blessed thy sons with grace.
8 With peace he'll bless thy borders,
the finest wheat afford;
he send forth his commandment,
and swiftly speeds his word.

9 Like wool the snow he giveth,
spreads hail o'er all the land,
hoar-frost like ashes scatters;
who can his cold withstand?
10 Then forth his word he sendeth,
he makes his wind to blow;
the snow and ice are melted,
again the waters flow.

11 He shows his word to Jacob,
to Israel's seed alone;
his statutes and his judgments
the heathen have not known.
Praise ye the Lord!

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P147c

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First Line: Praise God, 'tis good and pleasant
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


[Praise God, 'tis good and pleasant] (Herbert)


Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist mein Leben" ("For Me to Live Is Jesus") in Vulpius's Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) based his Cantata 95 on this tune and provided two…

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P147c

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