Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Psalm 150:1–2


Words: Del­la Fry, in Songs of the Ev­en­ing Light, ed­it­ed by Bar­ney E. War­ren & An­drew L. By­ers (An­der­son, In­di­ana: Gos­pel Trum­pet Com­pa­ny, 1897), num­ber 133.

Music: Am­as­ya me­lo­dy by Will­iam J. Hen­ry, har­mo­nized by Ora J. How­ard Teas­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Let the gates of praise be op­en,
Sounding forth the joy with­in:
Shout and sing, the Lord hath spok­en
For He saves and keeps from sin.


Praise Him in the sanc­tu­ary,
Praise Him in our song and pray­er,
Praise Him, day and night adore Him
Praise Him, praise Him ev­ery­where.

When our hearts are full of glad­ness,
Which we joyfully pro­claim,
How it cheers the sad and lone­ly!
How it magnifies His name!


Praise Him when the heart is hea­vy,
For His children near or far;
Joyfully we’ll bear their bur­den
To our God who an­swers pray­er.


When dark clouds above us ho­ver,
And the hosts of hell are near,
Shout His praises, hal­le­lu­jah!
Christ will make them dis­ap­pear.


Praise Him for the love He’s giv­en,
Praise Him while He lend­eth breath;
Praise Him round the throne in Hea­ven,
Praise Him through the vale of death.