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Sing Praise to Our Creator

Sing praise to our Creator, How good his name to praise

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
Tune: BLAIRGOWRIE
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Versifier: Marie J. Post

Marie (Tuinstra) Post (b. Jenison, MI, 1919; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1990) While attending Dutch church services as a child, Post was first introduced to the Genevan psalms, which influenced her later writings. She attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she studied with Henry Zylstra. From 1940 to 1942 she taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School. For over thirty years Post wrote poetry for the Grand Rapids Press and various church periodicals. She gave many readings of her poetry in churches and schools and has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies. Two important collections of her poems are I Never Visited an Artist Before (1977) and the posthumous Sandals, Sails, and Saints (1993). A member… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sing praise to our Creator, How good his name to praise
Title: Sing Praise to Our Creator
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications

Notes

Praise of God, the benevolent LORD of creation, who faithfully sustains and provides for his people. Scripture References: st. 1 = vv. 1-3 st. 2 = vv. 4-7 st. 3 = vv. 8-11 st. 4 = vv. 12-18 st. 5 = vv. 19-20, 1 This post-exilic hymn may have been composed for the Levitical choir when Nehemiah dedicated the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem (v. 2; see Neh. 12:27-43). The psalmist sings the greatness and goodness of God-the Creator, Provider, and benevolent Ruler of creation, the Redeemer and faithful Keeper of his chosen people. For each aspect of God's work the psalmist cites a number of specific illustrations. As Creator (st. 1), God numbers the stars (st. 2) and governs the orderly cycle of the seasons (st. 4). As Provider, God sends rain on the earth so that all creatures have food (st. 3). As benevolent Ruler, the LORD heals the brokenhearted and raises up the lowly but casts down the arrogant and the wicked (st. 2-3). As Israel's Redeemer and Keeper, God gathers the exiles; rebuilds Jerusalem (v. 2; st. 1) and strengthens its defenses (v. 13); gives peace along its borders and abundant crops in the fields (v. 14; st. 4); and reveals to the people the LORD's laws and decrees (st. 5). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified this psalm in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal. Another setting of Psalm 147 is at 187. Liturgical Use: Especially appropriate for services focusing on God's providence; many other uses in Christian worship. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

BLAIRGOWRIE

John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) wrote HARTFORD in 1872 for the text “The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden” on the occasion of a friend's wedding. The American tune title HARTFORD refers to the capital of Connecticut. The tune is known…

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Media

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #147
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

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Psalms for All Seasons #147E

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #147

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