Scripture Verse

I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 146:2


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright Jew­els, by Ro­bert Low­ry, William Sherwin & Ches­ter All­en (New York: Big­low & Main, 1869), num­ber 82. Ma­ny hym­nals have an al­tered ver­sion of this hymn; the words be­low are the orig­in­al text.

Music: La­zio Ches­ter G. All­en (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of All­en (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Praise Him, praise Him—
Jesus, our bless­èd Re­deem­er,
Sing, O earth, His won­der­ful love pro­claim.
Hail Him! hail Him! high­est arch­an­gels in glo­ry;
Strength and hon­or give to His ho­ly name!
Like a shep­herd, Je­sus will guard His child­ren,
In His arms He car­ries them all day long:
O ye saints that dwell on the mount­ain of Zi­on,
Praise Him, praise Him ev­er in joy­ful song.

Praise Him, praise Him—
Jesus, our bless­èd Re­deem­er,
For our sins He suf­fered, and bled, and died;
He our rock, our hope of eter­nal sal­va­tion,
Hail Him, hail Him, Je­sus the Cru­ci­fied.
Loving Sav­ior, meek­ly en­dur­ing sor­row,
Crowned with thorns that cru­el­ly pierced His brow;
Once for us re­ject­ed, des­pised and for­sak­en,
Prince of Glo­ry, He is tri­um­phant now.

Praise Him, praise Him—
Jesus, our bless­èd Re­deem­er,
Heav’nly por­tals loud with ho­san­nas ring,
Jesus, Sav­ior, reign­eth for­ev­er and ev­er.
Crown Him! Crown Him—
Prophet, and Priest, and King!
Death is van­quished! Tell it with joy, ye faith­ful.
Where is now thy vic­to­ry, boast­ing grave?
Jesus lives! No long­er thy por­tals are cheer­less;
Jesus lives, the migh­ty and strong to save.