Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.@Psalm 113:1

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
(1840–1901)

Words: Dan­i­el W. Whit­tle, 1879. Pub­lished in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1881), num­ber 49. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as El Na­than, one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: In­di­an­o­la James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

We praise Thee and bless Thee
Our Father in Heaven,
For the joy of salvation
Thy Gospel hath given.

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Hallelujah! we praise Thee
Thro’ Jesus our Lord;
Hallelujah! we bless Thee
For the gift of Thy Word!

We praise Thee and bless Thee:
Once sinful and sad,
By the word Thou hast given,
To Christ we were led.

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We praise Thee and bless Thee:
The Spirit hath come
To dwell with, and teach us,
And guide us safe home.

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We praise Thee and bless Thee,
For food by the way;
The manna from Heaven
Provided each day.

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We praise Thee and bless Thee:
Thy Word hath gone forth,
That Christ shall be king and
Reign over the earth.

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We praise Thee and bless Thee,
And wait His return
To fulfill every promise
He made to His own.

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We praise Thee and bless Thee:
We’ll reign with Him then,
To praise Thee and bless Thee
For ever. Amen.

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