Scripture Verse

Let the children of Zion be joyful in their king. Psalm 149:2


Theodore E. Perkins (1831–1912)

Words: Al­fred Tay­lor, in Songs Tried and Proved, ed­it­ed by Rus­sell E. Con­well & Theo­dore Per­kins (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: A. J. Row­land, 1896), page 4.

Music: Theo­dore E. Per­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


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 Him for His constant care,
His ever present love;
Praise Him, for He hears our prayer,
And answers from above.
Praise God the Fa­ther,
Praise the ever blessèd Son,
Praise God the Spir­it,
Praise the Three in One.

Praise ye the Lord for
All His loving kindness,
And all the tender
Mercies 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 every blessing—
Before His gifts earth’s
Richest boons are 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!