Praise The Lord, For He Is Good

Representative Text

1 Praise the LORD, for He is good,
for His mercies ever sure
from eternity have stood,
to eternity endure;
let His ransomed people raise
songs to their Redeemer's praise.

2 From captivity released,
from the south and from the north,
from the west and from the east,
in His love He brought them forth,
ransomed out of every land
from the adversary's hand.

3 Wand'ring in the wilderness,
far they roamed the desert way,
found no settled dwelling-place
where in peace secure to stay,
till with thirst and hunger pressed
courage sank within their breast.

4 To Jehovah then they cried
in their trouble, and He saved;
He Himself became their guide,
led them to the rest they craved
by a pathway straight and sure,
to a city strong, secure.

5 Sons of men, awake to praise
God the LORD who reigns above,
gracious in His works and ways,
wondrous in redeeming love;
longing souls He satisfies,
hungry hearts with good supplies.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #107B

Text Information

First Line: Praise the Lord, for He is good, For His mercies ever sure
Title: Praise The Lord, For He Is Good
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


HALLE (Haydn 1353)

DIX (Kocher)

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him t…

Go to tune page >

[Praise the Lord, for He is good] (Stebbins)



The Cyber Hymnal #5686
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
TextPage Scan

Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #107B


The Cyber Hymnal #5686

TextPage Scan

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #107B

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us