Praise ye the Lord, for it is good To sing unto our GodTune: [Come every soul by sin oppressed] (Stockton)
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1 O praise the Lord, for it is good
to sing unto our God;
'tis right and pleasant for his saints
to tell his praise abroad.
The Lord our God builds up his church,
finds those who draw apart;
he binds their wounds and gently leads,
he heals the broken heart.
2 Our Lord is great: he calls by name
and counts the stars of night;
his wisdom is unsearchable,
and wondrous is his might.
The Lord upholds the poor and meek
but brings the wicked low;
sing praise to him who sends the rain,
whose care the cattle know.
3 No human might, no earthly pride
delights the Lord above;
in those who fear him he delights,
in those who trust his love.
O Zion, praise the LORD your God,
his wondrous love confess;
he is your glory and your strength,
he will your children bless.
Psalter Hymnal, 1987
st. 1 = Ps. 147:1-3
st. 2 = Ps. 147:4-9
st. 3 = Ps. 147: 10-13
The people of Jerusalem (v. 2) become the "church" (st. 1) in this hymn-like versification of Psalm 147. With minor alterations in each stanza, the versification comes from the 1912 Psalter. See PHH 147 for further commentary on Psalm 147.
See PHH 147.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #549||O Praise the Lord, for It Is Good||O praise the LORD, for it is good||MINERVA||184.108.40.206 D||Psalm 147; Psalm 147:1-3; Psalm 147:4-9; Psalm 147:10-13||2013||Music and Singing | ; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912, alt.|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #147D||O Praise the LORD, for It Is Good||O praise the LORD, for it is good||MINERVA||220.127.116.11. D||Psalm 147||2012||Alleluias | ; Biblical Names and Places | Israel; Biblical Names and Places | Jacob; Biblical Names and Places | Jerusalem; Biblical Names and Places | Zion; Broken-hearted | ; Church Year | Christmas; Earth | ; Elements of Worship | Gathering; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; God | Trust in; God as | Spirit; God as | Creator; God's | Sovereignty; God's | Sustaining Power; God's | Wisdom; God's | Word; God's | Deeds; God's | Faithfulness; God's | Greatness; God's | Knowing; God's | law; God's | Love; God's | Majesty; God's | People (flock, sheep); God's | Providence; God's | Strength; God's | Way; Grace | ; Guilt | ; Healing | ; Hope | ; Hymns of Praise | ; Jesus Christ | Healer; Jesus Christ | Mind of; Joy | ; Life Stages | Generations; Love | ; Occasional Services | Dedication / Consecration / Anniversary; Occasional Services | Healing Service; Occasional Services | Thanksgving Day / Harvest Festival; Pain | ; Peace | ; People of God / Church | Family of God; People of God / Church | Serving; Rej||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912, alt.|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #187||O Praise the LORD, for It Is Good||O praise the LORD, for it is good to sing unto our God||MINERVA||CMD||Psalm 147:1-13||1987||Love | God's Love to Us; Sickness & Health | ; Alleluias | ; Church | ; Providence |||<i>Psalter</i>, 1912, alt.|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5714||Praise Ye the Lord, for It Is Good||Praise ye the Lord, for it is good||MINERVA||Unknown||CMD||Psalm 147|