Scripture Verse

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


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).

Josiah Conder (1789–1855)


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!