Hymn writer (lyrics): Fanny J. Crosby
Music composer: Chester G. Allen
Notes: Hymn writer Frances (Fanny) Crosby was a rescue mission worker who also wrote lyrics and composed music. She is credited with writing 8,000+ hymns, making her one of the most prolific gospel songwriters in history. Though becoming blind when still an infant, Crosby was able to write a plethora of beautiful and uplifting songs, many of which are still in hymnals and song books throughout the world. She wrote the lyrics to the hymn Blessed Assurance in 1873, along with countless others.
There are times when God is praised for His qualities of character such as his majesty (Psalm 104:1) or holiness (Isaiah 6:3). He is frequently praised for His work in creating everything, his care and guidance of man, and his redemption. The Psalms praise the Eternal for his goodness to Israel (Psalm 46, 48, etc), his love toward people and the righteous (Psalm 9, 18, 23, 34, etc) and for his many perfect attributes (Psalm 22, 24, 29, etc.).
Miriam, the sister of Aaron and Moses, sang a song of praise when God brought the Red Sea down upon Pharaoh's army and delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage.
20. And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a drum. in her hand. And all the women went out after her with drums and with dances. 21. And Miriam answered them, "Sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider He has flung into the sea." (Exodus 15:20 - 21, HBFV)
The was much praise when King Solomon brought the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem's new temple (2Chronicles 5:11 - 13). The greatest praise will come when the End Time beast power is judged and the saints are resurrected to partake of what is called the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
1. And after these things I heard the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! The salvation and the glory and the honor and the power belong to the Lord our God. 2. For true and righteous are His judgments; for He has judged the great whore, who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and He has avenged the blood of His servants at her hand."
3. And they said a second time, "Hallelujah! And her smoke shall ascend upward into the ages of eternity." 4. And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, Who sits on the throne, saying, "Amen. Hallelujah!" 5. And a voice came forth from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all His servants, and all who fear Him, both small and great."
7. "Let us be glad and shout with joy; and let us give glory to Him; for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready." (Revelation 19:1 - 5, 7)