Be Exalted, O God

I will give thanks to Thee, O Lord, among the people.

Author: Brent Chambers
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Brent Chambers

Brent Sinclair Chambers (b. Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 1948) composed this song after experiencing an evening of ethnic music and dance in 1977. Chambers attended the Bible College of New Zealand and Auckland University and then became a self-employed painting contractor and song writer. He has written or co-written over five hundred songs, a number of which have been recorded or published. He based the text on Psalm 22:3, 22 and Psalm 145:7, though the words of the first line could also have been taken from Psalm 52:9b. He named his tune CELEBRATION, and both text and music were published in Scripture in Song (1977), one of the most important Scripture-chorus collections (initially from New Zealand) of the 1970s. The vocable "lai," s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will give thanks to Thee, O Lord, among the people.
Title: Be Exalted, O God
Author: Brent Chambers
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright 1977 by Scripture In Song/Maranatha! Music



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #19
Complete Mission Praise #308
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #12
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #108B
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #32
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #5
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #726
Include 1 pre-1979 instance