1 Praise the Lord,
praise the Lord!
He with you deals bounteously.
Highly favored church of Jesus,
he chose you through mercy free
to show forth his matchless praises
and rich fruit, blessed for the Master's use,
2 Gracious Lord,
blessed is our lot indeed
in your ransomed congregation;
here we on your merits feed,
and the well-springs of salvation,
all the needy to revive and cheer,
stream forth here,
3 We entreat,
Lord, lift up your countenance
on your ransomed congregations;
grace to ev'ry soul dispense.
May we in our situations
daily in your great salvation share.
Hear our prayer,
hear our prayer.
Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy.
Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book,… Go to person page >
Display Title: Praise the Lord, Praise the LordFirst Line: Praise the LordTune Title: HOLY LORDAuthor: Frederick William FosterMeter: 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3. TrochaicScripture: Psalm 4:6; John 15:1-14; Ephesians 3:14-21; 1 Peter 2:9-10Date: 1995Subject: Nature of the Church | ; Christ--Grace and mercy of | ; Church--Community in Christ | ; Church--Foundation and nature | ; Justification |