Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise Him in the heights. Praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts. Praise ye Him, sun and moon: praise Him, all ye stars of light. Psalm148:1–3


Franklin L. Sheppard (1852–1930)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1999 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Ter­ra Be­ata tra­di­tion­al Eng­lish tune. Ar­ranged by Frank­lin L. Shep­pard in his Al­le­lu­ia, 1915 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)


Hallelujah, praise the Lord!
From the heav’ns and heights, give praise.
All an­gels too, stars and sun and moon,
The name of the Lord, come and praise.
For He cre­at­ed all,
And He set them in their place.
He gave com­mand that will ev­er stand.
The name of the Lord now be praised.

Hallelujah, praise the Lord!
From the earth and sea, give praise.
Hail, clouds, and snow, stormy winds that blow,
The name of the Lord, come and praise.
You mount­ains and all hills,
Trees and ani­mals, great and small,
Both wild and tame, let them praise His name,
For it is ex­alt­ed o’er all.

Hallelujah, praise the Lord!
Kings and rul­ers all, give praise.
Old men and youth, wo­men, child­ren too,
The name of the Lord, come and praise.
His name’s ex­alt­ed high,
And His splen­dor’s o’er the earth.
Those close to Him al­ways blessed have been.
Come praise the Lord, tell of His worth.