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Praise the Lord! His works exalt Him

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1 Praise the Lord! His works exalt him,
Ev’rywhere o’er land and sea;
Call from rock, and wave, and mountain,
Speak, from bud, and leaf, and tree;
Stars in silence tell his glory,
Tiny insects hum his praise,
Birds of ev’ry song and plumage
Trill his name in sweetest lays.
Praise the Lord! O all ye people, young and old in glad accord,
Grateful hearts in song uplifting
Swell the Chorus—Praise the Lord.

2 Praise the Lord! His tender mercy,
Broods o’er ev’ry living thing;
Calling all the world to nestle
Safe beneath his shelt’ring wing.
Bruis’d and broken hearts he healeth,
List’neth to the orphan’s pray’r,
Ev’ry cry and sigh he noteth
For his love is ev’rywhere.
Praise the Lord! O all ye people, young and old in glad accord,
Grateful hearts in song uplifting
For his goodness—Praise the Lord.

3 Praise the Lord! His great redemption,
Reaches where no thought can climb;
Rebel man, restored, forgiven,
Conquered by a love sublime!
Who can sing that wondrous story?
Vainly choicest notes I bring;
Lend your golden harps, ye seraphs,
While my Saviour’s love I sing.
Praise the Lord! O all ye people, young and old in glad accord,
Grateful hearts in song uplifting
For a Saviour—Praise the Lord.

Source: The Service of Praise #12

Author: Robert Walmsley

Walmsley, Robert, was b. at Manchester March 18, 1831, went to Sale in 1870, where he was till 1904 in business as a jeweller, and d. at Sale Oct. 30, 1905. He was a Congregationalist, and was for 28 years connected with the work of the Manchester Sunday School Union, many of his hymns being written for the annual Whitweek Festival. He published 44 of them, with a preface dated Dec. 1900, as Sacred Songs for Children of all Ages. They are simple, musical, full of a deep love of God, of the works of God in nature, and of little children, and deserve to be more extensively used. The best-known of the longer hymns are:— 1. O praise our God to-day; Ye people haste to pay. [Praise to God.] Dated 1899, and included in his Sacred Songs, &… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise the Lord! His works exalt Him
Author: Robert Walmsley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9960
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The Cyber Hymnal #9960

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