Scripture Verse

I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high. Psalm 7:17


Words: John Swert­ner, 1789.

Music: Bech­ler John C. Bechler, prob­ab­ly be­fore 1822 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Swert­ner or Bech­ler (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Sing hal­le­lujah, praise the Lord!
Sing with a cheer­ful voice;
Exalt our God with one ac­cord,
And in His name re­joice.
Ne’er cease to sing, thou ran­somed host,
Praise Fa­ther, Son and Ho­ly Ghost,
Until in realms of end­less light
Your prais­es shall unite.

There we to all eter­ni­ty
Shall join the an­gel­ic lays
And sing in per­fect har­mo­ny
To God our Sav­ior’s praise;
He hath re­deemed us by His blood,
And made us kings and priests to God,
For us, for us, the Lamb was slain!
Praise ye the Lord! Amen.