I will praise the Lord today

I will praise the Lord today

Author: Edward A. Barnes
Tune: [I will praise the Lord today]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I will praise the Lord today,
For the Lord is good to me;
And his love appears as the sweetest gift,
‘Mid the blessings that I see.

Refrain:
Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth,
Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth,
Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth,
And with my song will I praise him.

2 I will praise the Lord today,
For his name is more than sweet;
And I gather strength for the toils of life
As I worship at his feet. [Refrain]

3 I will praise the Lord today,
For his word is life and love;
And the hope he gives is a blessed hope,
For it lifts my soul above. [Refrain]

4 I will praise the Lord today,
For the Lord has ransomed me;
He has set his seal on this soul of mine,
That his glory I may see. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #5

Author: Edward A. Barnes

Chicago writer of hymns, religious and romantic poetry, and temperance songs. Edward Albert Barnes was born January 24, 1842. Little is known about his personal history beyond his own accounts of his songwriting process, his relationship with two younger sisters, Lillie and Della, and his religious beliefs. Barnes was a life-long Chicagoan and devoted his time to the Christian church and to the American temperance movement. His career as a published writer began in 1865 and ended in 1893. Songs such as “Are You Coming to the Light?” and “Tent and Mansion” were distributed widely in hymnals and church programs, while his temperance songs were included in music books that circulated in local and national church communities. By h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will praise the Lord today
Author: Edward A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #5TextAudioPage Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #183Page Scan
The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #68Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #183Page Scan
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #90Page Scan



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