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Sunday, April 28, 2019

HALLELUJAH PRAISE JEHOVAH


          Psalm 148, (KJV)  "Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.  Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.  Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.   Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.  Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.  He hath also established them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.  Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:  Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:  Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:  Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:   Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:  Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:   Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.  He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord."


          It was this Psalm that inspired the writing of this week's hymn choice, an old hymn of praise written in 1893. Despite its emphasis on praise, it probably is never sung anymore in today's modern worship services. There are some sources that say the author is unknown but others claim that William J. Kirkpatrick either wrote it or at least arranged it.  The hymn reminds us that all of God's creation speaks of Him and brings praise to Him.  The universe, nature, the birds and animals, as well as the act of creation itself should remind us of His greatness.  Everywhere we see reminders of His power and greatness and they should cause us to shout, "hallelujah, praise Jehovah". His name alone is high and His glory is exalted far above the earth and sky.  May this hymn stir us, "young men and maidens,aged men and children small" to join all of nature throughout this week in praising and exalting Jehovah!  May He be praised!

1.     Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
From the heavens praise His name;
Praise Jehovah in the highest,
All His angels praise proclaim.
All His hosts together praise Him,
Sun, and moon, and stars on high;
Praise Him, O ye heav'n of heavens,
And ye floods above the sky.
Refrain:
Let them praises give Jehovah,
For His name alone is high,
And His glory is exalted,
And His glory is exalted,
And His glory is exalted,
Far above the earth and sky.

2.     Let them praises give Jehovah,
They were made at His command,
Them forever He established;
His decree shall ever stand.
From the earth, oh, praise Jehovah,
All ye floods, ye dragons all;
Fire, and hail, and snow, and vapors,
Stormy winds that hear His call.
Refrain:
Let them praises give Jehovah,
For His name alone is high,
And His glory is exalted,
And His glory is exalted,
And His glory is exalted,
Far above the earth and sky

3.     All ye fruitful trees and cedars,
All ye hills and mountains high,
Creeping things, and beasts, and cattle,
Birds that in the heavens fly.
Kings of earth, and all ye people,
Princes great, earth's judges all,
Praise His name, young men and maidens,
Aged men and children small.
Refrain:
Let them praises give Jehovah,
For His name alone is high,
And His glory is exalted,
And His glory is exalted,
And His glory is exalted,
Far above the earth and sky

You can listen to it being sung right here.  PRAISE JEHOVAH

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHyJC3bm5AE at 5:00 for Billy Graham crusade choir.