Scripture Verse

The Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2

Introduction

Words: Mar­ga­ret M. Camp­bell, 1838. Writ­ten on De­cem­ber 24, 25, and 27, at Ex­e­ter, De­von, Eng­land. First pub­lished in Psalms Hymns, and Spir­it­u­al Songs, by James G. Deck, 1842.

Music: Praise Karl P. Har­ring­ton, in The Me­thod­ist Hym­nal (New York: Me­thod­ist Book Con­cern, 1905) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Camp­bell (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Karl P. Harrington
(1861–1953)

Lyrics

Praise ye Jehovah! praise the Lord most holy,
Who cheers the contrite,
Girds with strength the weak!
Praise Him who will with glory crown the lowly,
And with salvation beautify the meek.

Praise ye Jehovah! for His lovingkindness,
And all the tender mercy He hath shown;
Praise Him who pardons all our sin and blindness,
And calls us sons, and takes us for His own.

Praise ye Jehovah! source of all our blessings:
Before His gifts earth’s richest boons wax dim;
Resting in Him, His peace and joy possessing,
All things are ours, for we have all in Him.

Praise ye the Father! God, the Lord, who gave us,
With full and perfect love, His only Son;
Praise ye the Son! Who died Himself to save us;
Praise ye the Spirit! praise the Three in One!