Hallelujah, Praise the LORD

Hallelujah, praise the LORD, Praise him with each note and word

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1974)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Versifier: Marie J. Post

Marie J. Tuinstra Post, 1919-1990 Born: 1919, Jen­i­son, Mi­ch­i­gan. Died: 1990, Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chig­an. Educated at Cal­vin Col­lege, Grand Ra­pids, Mi­chi­gan, Post taught at the Mus­ke­gon Christ­ian Jun­ior High School (1940-2). She con­trib­ut­ed po­et­ry to the Grand Ra­pids Press and church per­i­od­i­cals for three decades, and served on the 1987 Re­vi­sion Com­mit­tee for the Christ­ian Re­formed Church’s Psal­ter Hymnal, which con­tained a num­ber of her orig­in­al texts and par­a­phras­es. Her works in­clude: I Ne­ver Vis­it­ed an Ar­tist Bef­ore, 1977 Sandals, Sails, and Saints, pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in 1993 Sources-- Brink & Pol­man, p. 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hallelujah, praise the LORD, Praise him with each note and word
Title: Hallelujah, Praise the LORD
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1974)
Language: English


Scripture References:
st. 1 = Ps. 150:2
st. 2 = Ps. 150:1, 6
st. 3 = Ps. 150:3-5
st. 4 = Ps. 150:3-5

Marie J. Post (PHH 5) wrote this versification of Psalm 150 in 1972; it was first published in the 1974 Psalter Hymnal Supplement. The "Hallelujah" coda was added for the 1987 Psalter Hymnal. Psalm 150 was Post's favorite psalm; she said the lyrics came very easily to her for this versification. See PHH 150 for textual commentary on Psalm 150.

Liturgical Use:
A marvelous processional–alternate the singing of stanzas with instrumental-only versions of the tune. See also PHH 150.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



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