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The Praise of Almighty God

Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice; 'Tis comely that with joyful voice

Tune: FRANCES (McGranahan)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
'Tis comely that with joyful voice
God's saints His Name should praise.
With harp and hymn of gladness sing,
Your gift of sweetest music bring,
To Him a new song raise.

2 For upright is Jehovah's word,
And all the doings of the Lord
In justice have their birth;
In judgment and in deeds of right
The Lord forever takes delight,
With goodness fills the earth.

3 Jehovah speaks, the heavens appear;
He breathes, and, lo, each shining sphere
In splendor stands arrayed;
He rolls the waters heap on heap,
He stores away the mighty deep
In garners for it made.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice; 'Tis comely that with joyful voice
Title: The Praise of Almighty God
Meter: 8.8.6 D
Language: English


FRANCES (McGranahan)

Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal. FRANCES is a rousing tune with…

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[Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice]




The Cyber Hymnal #7808
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #449
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)


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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #449Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #6688Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #7808TextScoreAudio
Include 2 pre-1979 instances