PSALM 147:12-20
METER:  Irregular
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.

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