Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Karl P. Harrington (1861–1953)


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!