His wondrous love

Praise ye the Lord, for it is good To sing unto our God

Tune: [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

Text Information

First Line: Praise ye the Lord, for it is good To sing unto our God
Title: His wondrous love
Meter: D
Source: Psalter, 1912, alt.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Zion, praise the Lord thy God


Scripture References:
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.

Liturgical Use:
See PHH 147.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


[Come every soul by sin oppressed] (Stockton)

John H. Stockton (b. New Hope, PA, 1813; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1877) composed MINERVA for one of his own gospel-hymn texts, "Come, Every Soul by Sin Oppressed." The tune was published in his Salvation Melodies No.1 (1874); however, it had also been published earlier in Joyful Songs Nos. 1-3 Combined…

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