657. Sing to God, with Joy and Gladness (Psalm 147)

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First Line: God unites the scattered people
Title: Sing to God, with Joy and Gladness (Psalm 147)
Author: John L. Bell (1993, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D
Scripture: Psalm 147
Topic: Care of Creation; Healing; Love for God1 more...
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing to God, with joy and gladness
Copyright: © 1993 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)
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Name: GLENDON
Composer: John L. Bell (1993)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: © 1993 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)


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The five songs of praise that conclude the biblical psalter (Psalms 146–150) all begin and end with “Hallelujah!” That ecstatic Hebrew word is expanded here into the refrain that opens and closes this paraphrase of Psalm 147, an appropriate frame for its theme of thanksgiving.


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