Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.@Psalm 113:1

Introduction

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Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Words: Jo­si­ah Con­der, in The Cleve­land Psal­ter, by Ed­ward Chur­ton, 1854.

Music: Al­ces­ter Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John F. Shaw, 1864), num­ber 35 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Josiah Conder
(1789–1855)

Lyrics

Hallelujah! raise, O raise
To our God the song of praise;
All His servants join to sing
God our Savior and our king.

Blessèd be forevermore
That dread name which we adore;
Round the world His praise be sung
Through all lands, in every tongue.

O’er all nations God alone,
Higher than the heav’ns His throne;
Who is like to God most high,
Infinite in majesty!

Yet to view the heav’ns He bends;
Yea, to earth He condescends;
Passing by the rich and great,
For the low and desolate.

He can raise the poor to stand
With the princes of the land;
Wealth upon the needy shower;
Set him with the high in power.

He the broken spirit cheers:
Turns to joy the mourner’s tears;
Such the wonders of His ways;
Praise His name, forever praise!