Sing praise to our Creator, How good his name to praiseVersifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
Published in 2 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF, SibeliusAudio files: MIDI
|First Line:||Sing praise to our Creator, How good his name to praise|
|Title:||Sing Praise to Our Creator|
|Versifier:||Marie J. Post (1985)|
|Copyright:||Text © 1987, CRC Publications|
Praise of God, the benevolent LORD of creation, who faithfully sustains and provides for his people.
st. 1 = vv. 1-3
st. 2 = vv. 4-7
st. 3 = vv. 8-11
st. 4 = vv. 12-18
st. 5 = vv. 19-20, 1
This post-exilic hymn may have been composed for the Levitical choir when Nehemiah dedicated the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem (v. 2; see Neh. 12:27-43). The psalmist sings the greatness and goodness of God-the Creator, Provider, and benevolent Ruler of creation, the Redeemer and faithful Keeper of his chosen people. For each aspect of God's work the psalmist cites a number of specific illustrations. As Creator (st. 1), God numbers the stars (st. 2) and governs the orderly cycle of the seasons (st. 4). As Provider, God sends rain on the earth so that all creatures have food (st. 3). As benevolent Ruler, the LORD heals the brokenhearted and raises up the lowly but casts down the arrogant and the wicked (st. 2-3). As Israel's Redeemer and Keeper, God gathers the exiles; rebuilds Jerusalem (v. 2; st. 1) and strengthens its defenses (v. 13); gives peace along its borders and abundant crops in the fields (v. 14; st. 4); and reveals to the people the LORD's laws and decrees (st. 5). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified this psalm in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal. Another setting of Psalm 147 is at 187.
Especially appropriate for services focusing on God's providence; many other uses in Christian worship.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
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|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #147E||Sing Praise to Our Creator||Sing praise to our Creator||HARTFORD||Marie J. Post||188.8.131.52 D||Psalm 147||2012||Alleluias | ; Biblical Names and Places | Israel; Biblical Names and Places | Jacob; Biblical Names and Places | Jerusalem; Biblical Names and Places | Zion; Broken-hearted | ; Church Year | Christmas; Earth | ; Elements of Worship | Gathering; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; God | Trust in; God as | Spirit; God as | Creator; God's | Sovereignty; God's | Sustaining Power; God's | Wisdom; God's | Word; God's | Deeds; God's | Faithfulness; God's | Greatness; God's | Knowing; God's | law; God's | Love; God's | Majesty; God's | People (flock, sheep); God's | Providence; God's | Strength; God's | Way; Grace | ; Guilt | ; Healing | ; Hope | ; Hymns of Praise | ; Jesus Christ | Healer; Jesus Christ | Mind of; Joy | ; Life Stages | Generations; Love | ; Occasional Services | Dedication / Consecration / Anniversary; Occasional Services | Healing Service; Occasional Services | Thanksgving Day / Harvest Festival; Pain | ; Peace | ; People of God / Church | Family of God; People of God / Church | Serving; Re|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #147||Sing Praise to Our Creator||Sing praise to our Creator, How good his name to praise||HARTFORD (Dykes)||Marie J. Post||76 76 D||Psalm 147||1987||Love | God's Love to Us; Alleluias | ; Christmas | ; Holy Spirit | ; Opening of Worship | ; Wisdom ||