Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah!

Hallelujah, praise Jehovah, O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises of my God through all my days.
Put no confidence in princes, not for help on man depend;
he shall die, to dust returning, and his purposes shall end.
Happy is the man that chooses Israel's God to be his aid;
He is blessed whose hope of blessing on the Lord his God is stayed.
Heav'n and earth the Lord created, seas and all that they contain;
He delivers from oppression, righteousness He will maintain.

I was privileged to sing Psalm 146 in Boston last week at the Reformation 500 event hosted by Vision Forum. I'm standing here by Charlie Zahm, balladeer exceptional.
(photo credits: Anna Friedrich)

Food He daily gives the hungry, sets the mourning pris'ner free,
raises those bowed down with anguish, makes the sightless eyes to see.
Well Jehovah loves the righteous, and the stranger He befriends,
helps the fatherless and widow, judgment on the wicked sends.

Hallelujah, praise Jehovah, O my soul, Jehovah praise!
I will sing the glorious praises of my God through all my days.
Over all God reigns forever, through all ages He is King;
unto Him, thy God, O Zion, joyful hallelujahs sing.


(copied from the Trinity Hymnal, p. 53, published by Great Commission Publications. This selection was taken from the 1912 Psalter, the tune arranged by Lowell Mason in 1829, from a Gregorian chant entitled 'Ripley.')

(I'm singing this psalm in the photo above in San AntonioTX, at the SA Independent Film Festival in January of this year.)

Link to purchase (95 cents) my recording of this psalm--(for some reason, they chose to sample the men's chorus rather than my voice) at

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