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Composer: Brent Chambers

Brent Sinclair Chambers (b. Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 1948) composed this song after experiencing an evening of ethnic music and dance in 1977. Chambers attended the Bible College of New Zealand and Auckland University and then became a self-employed painting contractor and song writer. He has written or co-written over five hundred songs, a number of which have been recorded or published. He based the text on Psalm 22:3, 22 and Psalm 145:7, though the words of the first line could also have been taken from Psalm 52:9b. He named his tune CELEBRATION, and both text and music were published in Scripture in Song (1977), one of the most important Scripture-chorus collections (initially from New Zealand) of the 1970s. The vocable "lai," s… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Brent Chambers
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 12344 33455 66655
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: © 1997 Scripture in Song (A division of Integrity Music, Inc.), admin. Music Service



Organ Solo

  • Unending Praise II: A Fabric of Contemporary Favorites Arranged for Organ
    Composer/Editor Tim Doran
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1994) pp. 29
  • Contemporary Praise for Organ: 23 Favorite Worship Songs
    Composer/Editor Lyndell Leatherman
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1989) pp. 5

Piano Solo

  • Keyboard Worship & Praise Volume 13 Number 4 Easter 2020: The Best of Christian Music for Today's Church
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Teresa Patterson Wilhelmi
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2020) pp. 19
  • Worthy: Meditations on the Lamb of God
    Composer/Editor Jay Rouse
    Published By: Integrity Music, Inc. (1999) pp. 35
  • Piano Praise & Worship: 23 Favorites Arranged by Carl Seal
    Composer/Editor Carl Seal
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1997) pp. 16

Piano and Organ Duet

  • We Worship and Adore You: Organ and Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1994) pp. 19


Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #19

Complete Mission Praise #308

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #12

Psalms for All Seasons #108B

Songs of Faith and Praise #61

The Best of the Best #18


The Celebration Hymnal #32

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #5

Together in Song #726

Worship and Rejoice #12

Worship His Majesty #114

Worship the Lord #15

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