Scripture Verse

Our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts. Isaiah 47:4


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. Johns­ton, 1897.

Music: Ni­ger­ia James H. Ro­se­crans, 1897 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James H. Rosecrans (1843–1926)

The orig­in­al pu­blished ver­sion in­cluded these in­struc­tions for child­ren:

The mo­tions are very sim­ple. Touch heart and lips, lift up the hands and bend the head with hands up­on the ear as if list­en­ing, in the first verse. Point to lips, hands, hearts and feet in second verse. Rev­er­ent­ly look up­ward, in first and fourth lines of last verse, with hands fold­ed.


Praise the Re­deem­er with heart and with lips,
Worship Him gladly today;
Lift up your hands in the house of the Lord,
Listen to what He may say.


Joyfully praise Him, your Mas­ter and Lord,
Sing of His goodness and love;
Learn of the Sav­ior and follow His steps,
Till you behold Him above.

Voices were given to sing of His love,
Hands should be diligent, too;
Feet should be rea­dy His errands to run,
Hearts should be loving and true.


Look unto Je­sus, the Giver of all,
Offer your thanks in His name;
Trust and obey Him who bends from above,
Jesus, for­ev­er the same.