1 Sing out, my soul, with praise;
how great is God, my Lord!
In him my spirit shall rejoice
and welcome in his Word!
Both now and evermore
this deed shall earth proclaim!
The Mighty One has done great works;
how excellent his name!
2 God lifts the lowly high;
the proud have had their day;
the hungry fed with wholesome things,
the vain are sent away.
His promise stands fulfilled!
He'll reign for endless days!
God's mercy comes in servant form;
sing out, my soul, with praise!
Merrick Daniel B. (Bloomington, Illinois, April 29, 1926--November 11, 2004). Married Dagmar Gustafson in 1952 while a student at Phillips Theological Seminary (A.B., 1948; B.D., 1954); three children. Served churches in Sandoval, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Panama Canal Zone; Peoria, Illinois; and Havana, Ill. Won his first hymn writing contest in the mid-1950s. The hymn "O God whose Love Compels Us" was a winning entry for a theme hymn for the American Baptist convention in 1967.
Edited the Chalice Hymnal for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
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Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns."
The tune is lively an…
Display Title: Sing Out, My Soul, with PraiseFirst Line: Sing out, my soul, with praiseTune Title: DIADEMATAAuthor: Daniel B. MerrickMeter: 126.96.36.199 DScripture: Luke 1:46-55Date: 2008Subject: Adoration | ; Christmas/Birth of Christ | ; Magnificat | ; Proclamation/Testimony | ; Worship |