#77 Great is the Lord

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1. Great is the Lord; ’tis good to praise
His high and holy name.
Well may the Saints in latter days
His wondrous love proclaim.

2. The Comforter is sent again;
His pow’r the Church attends,
And with the faithful will remain
Till Jesus Christ descends.

3. We’ll praise him for a prophet’s voice,
His people’s steps to guide;
In this we do and will rejoice,
Tho all the world deride.

4. To praise him let us all engage,
For unto us is giv’n
To live in this momentous age
And share the light of heav’n.

Text: Eliza R. Snow, 1804-1887. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

Music: Ebenezer Beesley, 1840-1906

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Great Is the Lord” is a popular Christian praise song written in 1982 by Debbie and Michael W. Smith. The couple were at the time active members of Belmont Church on Music Row inNashville, Tennessee and were seeking to augment the music. Today the song is sung in churches of many denominations and is included in many hymnal supplements.

The inspiration for the lyrics were drawn from Psalm 145:3, “Great is the Lord and most worthy of Praise.”