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317: HOW pleasant is the sound of praise

by Thomas Kelly (1769-1854)

sung to Wareham midi score
by W. Knapp (1698-1768)

1 HOW pleasant is the sound of praise!
It well becomes the saints of God:
Should we refuse our songs to raise,
The stones might tell our shame abroad.

2 For Him who washed us in His blood,
Let us our sweetest songs prepare;
He sought us wandering far from God,
And now preserves us by His care.

3 One string there is of sweetest tone,
Reserved for sinners saved by grace;
'Tis sacred to one class alone,
And touched by one peculiar race.

4 Though angels may with rapture see
How mercy flows in Jesus' blood,
It is not theirs to prove, as we,
The cleansing virtue of this flood.

5 Lord, we adore the wondrous love
Which brought Thee here to bleed and die;
Soon shall we meet in heaven above,
And sing Thy praises in the sky.

Alternative tunes (L.M.)

Arizona midi score
Brookfield midi score
Deep Harmony midi score
Duke Street midi score
Dusseldorf midi score
Federal Street midi score
Grateful Praise midi score
Hamburg midi score
Holley midi score
Hursley midi score
Living Springs midi score
Maryton midi score
Mendon midi score
Old Hundredth midi score
Pentecost midi score
Retreat midi score
Rockingham midi score
St. Clement midi score
Talis's Canon midi score
Vom Himmel Hoch midi score
Walton midi score
Warrington midi score
Whitburn midi score
Woodworth midi score
Zephyr midi score