Number: 257
Title: Psalm 149 Give Praise to the Lord
Composer: alt. 1984C. Hubert H. Parry, c. 1915
Author: The Psalter, 1912;
Scripture: Psalm 149
Theme: Psalms

1. Give praise to the Lord, and sing a new song,
    Amid all the saints God's praises prolong;
    A song to your maker and ruler now raise,
    All children of Zion, rejoice and give praise.

2.  With timbrel and harp and joyful acclaim,
    With gladness and mirth, we praise Your great name;
    For now in Your people good pleasure You seek,
    With robes of salvation You cover the meek.

3.  In glory exult, all saints of the Lord;
    With song in the night high praises accord;
    Go forth in God's service and strong in God's might
    To conquer all evil and stand for the right.

4.  For this is God's word: the saints shall not fail,
    But over the earth their power shall prevail;
    All kingdoms and nations shall yield to their sway.
    To God give the glory; sing praises for aye.