1 Praise ye Jehovah! come with songs before Him,
Maker, Redeemer, might Lord of all;
While all the angels joyfully adore Him,
Let all the world before His foot stool fall.
Praise the Lord, all ye nations;
Praise the Lord, all ye people;
Come before His presence with a shout and song;
Spread wide the story, give Him all the glory;
He hath redeemed us, we to Him belong.
2 Winds of the valley, tempests of the mountain,
Thunders above us—voices of His will—
Billows of ocean, waters of the fountain,
Move at His word and all their works fulfill. [Refrain]
3 Great is Jehovah! heav’n and earth will praise Him,
God everlasting, evermore the same;
This be the song our hearts shall ever raise Him:
Maker and Saviour, glory to His name! [Refrain]
Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister.
At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >