Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Psalm 150:1–2

Introduction

Words: Del­la Fry, in Songs of the Ev­en­ing Light, ed­it­ed by Bar­ney E. War­ren & An­drew L. By­ers (An­der­son, In­di­a­na: Gos­pel Trum­pet Com­pa­ny, 1897), num­ber 133.

Music: Am­as­ya me­lo­dy by Will­iam J. Hen­ry, har­mo­nized by Ora J. How­ard Teas­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fry or Hen­ry (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Let the gates of praise be open,
Sounding forth the joy within:
Shout and sing, the Lord hath spoken
For He saves and keeps from sin.

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Praise Him in the sanctuary,
Praise Him in our song and prayer,
Praise Him, day and night adore Him
Praise Him, praise Him everywhere.

When our hearts are full of gladness,
Which we joyfully proclaim,
How it cheers the sad and lonely!
How it magnifies His name!

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Praise Him when the heart is heavy,
For His children near or far;
Joyfully we’ll bear their burden
To our God who answers prayer.

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When dark clouds above us hover,
And the hosts of hell are near,
Shout His praises, hallelujah!
Christ will make them disappear.

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Praise Him for the love He’s given,
Praise Him while He lendeth breath;
Praise Him round the throne in Heaven,
Praise Him through the vale of death.

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