by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Praise the Lord!
Language: English 
Let all tongues of every nation, 
Praise the Lord! 
For the gift of free salvation, 
Praise the Lord! 

Chorus: 
Joyful let our voices rise, 
In the anthem of the skies, 
Let our loud exultant cries, 
Now ascend to heaven. 

For the blessed Holy spirit, 
Praise the Lord! 
For the hopes that we inherit, 
Praise the Lord! 

For our faithful gospel preacher, 
Praise the Lord! 
For our kind efficient teachers, 
Praise the Lord! 

All our sings may be forgiven, 
Praise the Lord! 
And a home secured in heaven, 
Praise the Lord!

Authorship

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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-25
Line count: 21
Word count: 90