"Praise Ye the Lord" is a song by Petra. It was written and composed by the band's singer Greg X. Volz. The song was released in 1981 as part of the band's fourth album, Never Say Die.

Song historyEdit

"Praise Ye the Lord" was written by Greg X. Volz, and originally performed by his former band, e. They released it in the early 70's.


Words and music by Greg X. Volz

Praise ye the Lord all ye nations
The Lord is reigning, you people rejoice
The Word of the Lord is a two-edged sword
He's placed it in our hands

Praise ye the Lord
Praise ye the Lord
Praise ye the Lord forever

The word of the Lord shall endure forever and ever
His merciful kindness is great toward us
Is with us to the end

Now let us go on to perfection
Leaving behind the old carnal mind
Press toward the mark of the high call of God
Which is the fullness of Christ

Praise the Lord for His mercy
Praise the Lord for His love
His everlasting love
Praise the Lord for His kindness
Praise the Lord for His Son

Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord forever


Live versionsEdit

"Praise Ye the Lord" was part of "The Praise Medley" featured in the 1986 live album Captured in Time and Space. It is the third song performed in the medley, after "Let Everything that Hath Breath" and "Without Him We Can Do Nothing", and followed by "Hallelujah Chorus".

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