TUNE: BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
1. O praise the Lord, Je-ru-sa-lem! Your God, O Zi-on, praise!
For he strength-ens all your gates, and all your child-ren he does bless.
He makes peace with-in your bor-ders, and he fills you with fine wheat,
The fin-est of the wheat.
2. He sends forth his com-mand to earth; his word does swift-ly run.
He gives snow like wool; like ash-es the fine hoar-frost does he send.
He casts forth his ice like mor-sels; who can stand be-fore his cold?
Who stands be-fore his cold?
3. He sends forth his word and melts the ice that he has sent be-fore;
He makes the wind to blow, and makes the wat-ers all to flow.
He de-clares his word to Ja-cob, and his laws to Is-ra-el,
His laws to Is-ra-el.
REFRAIN: (after last stanza only)
He has not dealt thus with oth-ers;
They his ord-i-nanc-es know not.
Hal-le-lu-jah! Praise the Lord!
Praise God! Hal-le-lu-jah!
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.