336. I'll Praise My Maker

1 I'll praise my Maker while I've breath;
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my nobler powers.
My days of praise shall ne'er be past
while life, and thought, and being last,
or immortality endures.

2 Happy the one whose hopes rely
on Israel's God! He made the sky,
and earth, and seas with all their train.
His truth forever stands secure;
He saves th'oppressed, He feeds the poor,
and none shall find His promise vain.

3 The Lord pours eyesight on the blind;
the Lord supports the fainting mind;
He sends the laboring conscience peace.
He helps the stranger in distress,
the widow and the fatherless,
and grants the prisoner sweet release.

4 I'll praise Him while He lends me breath;
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my nobler powers.
My days of praise shall ne'er be past,
while life, and thought, and being last,
or immortality endures.

Text Information
First Line: I'll praise my Maker while I've breath
Title: I'll Praise My Maker
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Alterer: John Wesley (1727)
Publication Date: 2010
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Scripture: Psalm 146
Topic: The Church at Worship: Praise and Adoration; God-Creator; God-Providence (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: OLD 113TH
Composer (attributed to): Matthäus Greiter (1525)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Key: D Major



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




Advertisements