Praise Jehovah

We are happy as we sing today

Author: Edward C. Deas
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

Praise Jehovah! Praise Jehovah!
Allelujah, Allelujah! Praise the Lord!

1 We are happy as we sing today
Praises to our Lord and King;
We will praise Him while on earth we stay
And to Him our tributes bring. [Refrain]

2 Joyfully our praises ring to earth,
For the mercies God has giv'n;
Everywhere we sing in joy and mirth
For life's fondest hopes of heav'n. [Refrain]

3 Praise and magnify the Lord today,
Let all hearts their praises lend;
He will lead us on the upward way
Until earthly life shall end. [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #16

Author: Edward C. Deas

Edward C. Deas (unknown – 1944) was a hymnist, arranger of spirituals, music publisher, and music authority for the AME Church. Deas’s hymns, such as “Big Business in Glory” (1921) and “Shine for Jesus” (1925), reflect the simplicity and usage of common language characteristic of the 19th-century revival hymn. Deas also wrote the book Songs and Spirituals of Negro Composition (1928). --Encyclopedia of African American Music, Volume 3, edited by Emmett George Price  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are happy as we sing today
Title: Praise Jehovah
Author: Edward C. Deas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praise Him, Lord and King!
Copyright: Public Domain



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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #16

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