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A Song of Praise

    Let the gates of praise be open,
    Sounding forth the joy within;
    Shout and sing, the Lord hath spoken—
    For He saves and keeps from sin.

    Praise Him in the sanctuary,
    Praise Him in our song and prayer;
    Praise Him, day and night adore Him,
    Praise Him, praise Him everywhere.

    When our hearts are full of gladness,
    Which we joyfully proclaim,
    How it cheers the sad and lonely!
    How it magnifies His name!

    Praise Him when the heart is heavy
    For His children near or far;
    Joyfully we’ll bear their burden
    To our God who answers prayer.

    Della Fry 1897, William J. Henry 1897