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Have you ever heard a duck praise the Lord?
A duck praise the Lord, a duck praise the Lord
Have you ever heard a duck praise the Lord?
This is what he says...

Quack quack quack quack quack quack
quack quack quack
quack quack quack praise the Lord

2. kitten (meow)
3. Fish (blub)
4. Bell (ding)
5. All (ding, blub, meow, quack)



Ralph Merrifield   MP3 Recording   Have You Ever Heard... ?

Johan Komrij   Karaoke Video with vocal  Have You Ever Heard...?

Johan Komrij   MP3  Have You Ever Heard...?

Johan Komrij   Sheet Music  Have You Ever Heard...?

Bob Sorem   MIDI performance Have You Ever Heard...?

Johan Komrij   Karaoke Video  Have You Ever Heard...?

Adrian V. Miller   MIDI
performance Have You Ever Heard...?

Adrian V. Miller  PDF sheet music Have You Ever Heard...? 

Urdu Translation from Pakistan
 MP4 Recording  Have You Ever Heard...?

Urdu Translation from Pakistan
 Video  Have You Ever Heard...?


"To The Quiet Town Of Bethlehem"
also uses this melody


Thanks to Megan Buick from Iowa City, Iowa
for her "sea-worthy' spin-off of our song "Have You Every Heard..."

Hear her version of our song

Visit Megan's Music Site



Urdu translation by Samson Daniel, from Pakistan

Dutch translation by Johan Komrij, from the Netherlands

Afrikaans translation by Liz Van Heerden, from South Africa

PortuguÍs (Brasil) Translation by Daniel Borges, from Sao Paulo, Brazil


One of the crazier songs I've written.  It is based (believe it or not)
on the Old Testament teaching that, in the end times,
all that surrounds us, even horse bells and cooking pots,
will be considered "holy to the LORD" (Zechariah 14:20-21)
... brings a whole new meaning to "Revere Ware"  :)

I sometimes joke with my friends that,
after writing over 220 songs,
I may be only remembered as
" the guy that wrote the 'Duck Song' ".

Ralph Merrifield

"Have you heard pets praise the Lord? ... 
the song indeed made me want to add many pets ...
including a monkey like me!
Let the Glory of God speak to all through this song"
(Sam,  from Kuwait)

"... today there were smiles and happiness on all the faces during the practice of 
"Have You Ever Heard A Duck Praise The Lord ".   So many were asking 
who wrote this song and where did you get it.  I told them "it is your 
Uncle Ralph's song".   I have translated this good children song 
into URDU." 
(Samuel,  from Pakisan)


The Pakistan Children's Choir that sang our song
"Have You Ever Heard...?" in Urdu !!

(the signs go along with the verses)



Of all your songs, I confess that "Have You Ever Heard...?" is my favorite.  
It breaks me out in uproarious laughter every time I hear it.  :)
(Kevin, from Canada)

Also used as background on a virtual greeting card!

Hey, check out this blog  :)


Another shot of the Children's Choir in Pakistan. 
Love how they use 'Nemo' as one of their props!  :)


Recorded on:       "Before The Coming Lord" (1992)


Copyright 1992, Ralph Merrifield 
(written 7/17/91, one day ahead of "Before The Coming Lord")
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581


You have our encouragement and permission
to duplicate and share this song for all "not-for-profit" purposes
(ie. corporate worship, overheads, songbooks, 
web sites, give-away copies).
Please contact New Hope for other uses. Thanks !!!