Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating
words of the "Praise the Lord" lyrics, Susan H. Peterson (October 17, 1950-July 23, 2004),
was born in Port Angeles, Washington, United States and
achieved fame as a rehabilitation teacher and hymn writer. With the advent of computers Susan Peterson focused much of her work on adapting the Bible and religious works into an electronic format.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Praise the Lord", Grant Colfax Tullar (August 5, 1869-May 20, 1950),
was born in Bolton, Connecticut, United States and
became famous as a Methodist minister, evangelist, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Praise the Lord
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Susan H. Peterson (October 17, 1950
to July 23, 2004)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Grant Colfax Tullar (August 5, 1869 to
May 20, 1950)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Praise the Lord, my soul, O praise Him; All within me, praise His name"
First Publication Date:
1998 (public domain)
Praise the Lord Lyrics
Praise the Lord, my soul, O praise Him;
All within me, praise His name.
Praise the Lord for all His blessings,
And forget not whence they came.
God forgives me all my failings,
Heals my sickness by His power,
Saves my life from certain judgment,
Crowns with love and care each hour.
My desires He fills with good things;
Like the eagle, I'm renewed.
The oppressed are given justice,
And God's ways by all are viewed.
He's compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger, full of love,
Treats us not based on our merit,
Nor sends wrath from Heav'n above.
High as is the sky above us,
Just as great, God's love for men.
Far as east and west are distanced,
He's removed from us our sin.
As a father has compassion,
So God's mercy overflows.
He remembers how He formed us,
And our frame and substance knows.
As for man, his days are transient,
Like a flower of the field,
Flourishing, then quickly fading,
And its place no memories yields.
But God's love is everlasting,
Stretching on from day to day,
And His righteousness continues,
Reaching all who will obey.
God has set His throne in Heaven,
And His kingdom rules o'er all.
Praise the Lord, then, you His servants,
You who heed your master's call.
Praise the Lord, you hosts in Heaven,
Angels who obey His will.
Praise the Lord in all creation;
Praise the Lord, O praise, my soul!