PSALM 146:5-10


METER:  66 7(2)7 78 55
This is the tune of "Good Christian Men/Friends, Rejoice" (and I know of no other tune that will work for this setting).  The text in parentheses is for use in those versions of the tune where the interjection "News, news!" or something similar appears after the third line of each stanza.

1.  Hap-py the one whose help
    Is found in Ja-cob's God,
    Who hopes in the Lord our God,
    (Hope, hope!)
    God who made the heav'n and earth,
    Made the sea and ev-ery-thing
    That can be found with-in them.
    God is always faith-ful,
    Just to the op-pressed.
2.  God feeds the hun-gry ones
     And sets the pris-oners free;
     Makes the blind to see a-gain,
    (And God)
     Lifts the ones who've been brought low.
     God shows love to right-eous ones
     And cares for stran-gers in our midst.
     God up-holds the wid-ows
     And the or-phaned ones.
3.  God brings the wick-ed down;
    Their way is brought to ru-in.
    God shall reign for-ev-er-more,
    (God reigns!)
    God shall reign, Je-ru-sa-lem,
    Through-out gen-e-ra-tions all.
    Let God's ho-ly name be praised.
    Praise God's ho-ly name!
    Praise God's ho-ly name!

    Copyright 2007 Dale A. Schoening.


METER:  SM (66 86)
This is the same meter as the hymn "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord")

1.  Hap-py the one whose help
    Is found in Ja-cob's God,
    Whose hope is in the Lord our God
    Who made the heav'n and earth,
2.  The sea and all the life
    That in cre-a-tion dwells.
    For-ev-er is his faith-ful-ness;
    Just is he to th' op-pressed.
3.  He feeds the hun-gry ones;
    He sets the pris-'ners free;
    He makes the blind to see a-gain,
    The fall-en he lifts up.
4.  God loves the right-eous ones,
    For so-jour-ners he cares,
    Wid-ows and or-phans he up-holds,
    But brings the wick-ed down.
5.  For-ev-er shall God reign,
    Your God, Je-ru-sa-lem,
    Shall reign to gen-e-ra-tions all.
    His ho-ly name be praised!

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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