Scripture Verse

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. Psalm 147:12


Words & Mu­sic: James B. Frank­lin, 1911 (🔊 pdf nwc). Ap­peared in Song Crown, ed­it­ed by Aus­tin Tay­lor et al. (Aus­tin, Texas: Firm Foun­da­tion Pub­lish­ing, 1912), num­ber 1.

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Let the Lord be praised, O Zion!
Magnify His holy name.
In triumphant adoration,
Far and near His praise proclaim.


Prince of Peace, o’er death victorious,
Countless hosts their voices raise,
Hear the cry from the walls of Zion,
Let the Lord be praised.

Shout aloud, ye hosts victorious,
Conquerors in His worthy cause,
Spare ye not the homage due Him,
Look not for the world’s applause.


Praise Him, all creation, praise Him,
Heav’n and earth unite and sing
Praises to this mighty Ruler,
Whom the angels crowned their king.