Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 111:1


Words: Har­old G. Hoff­man, 1920. This was the class song for the Moody Bi­ble In­sti­tute, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Music: Te­ne­rife Lau­ra F. Braun­schweig Will­mert (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


We praise the Lord whose life was giv’n,
To set the whole world free
From sin, its pow­er, and all its guilt,
On blood stained Cal­va­ry.


Oh, praise the Lord, ye ran­somed ones,
From sin and death set free;
And may His wort­hy praise re­sound
Thro’ all eter­ni­ty!

We praise the Lord whose blood did flow,
An ef­fi­ca­cious stream;
From His dear side it is­sued forth
In power to redeem.


We praise the Lord for tast­ing death,
And suf­fer­ing ev­ery pain
From cru­el spear and crown of thorn,
That we with Him might reign.


We praise the Lord! Oh, dy­ing Lamb!
For us the chast­ening rod
Thyself didst bear, to bring us back
In fel­low­ship with God.