124. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation

1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
praise God, my soul, for in him are your health and salvation;
come all who hear,
into his presence draw near,
joining in glad adoration.

2 Praise to the Lord, who in all things is wondrously reigning,
shields you from harm and is gently yet firmly sustaining.
Have you not seen
how your heart's wishes have been
granted by God's wise ordaining?

3 Praise to the Lord, who with blessing and power will defend you;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you;
ponder anew
what the Almighty can do:
God will for ever befriend you.

5 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him!
Let the Amen
sound from God's people again:
gladly for ever adore him.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation
German Title: Lobe den Herren
Author: Joachim Neander (1650-1680)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 14 14 478
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-10; Deuteronomy 32:11; Psalm 10:17; Psalm 17:8; Psalm 23:6; Psalm 36:7; Psalm 37:4; Psalm 47:6-9; Psalm 91; Psalm 103:1-5; Psalm 106:48; Psalm 118:14; Psalm 145:8-21; Psalm 150:6
Topic: Adoration: of God; Church: worship; Providence
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LOBE DEN HERREN
Meter: 14 14 478
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Melody from Praxis Pietatis Melica, 1668, as set in The Chorale Book for England, 1863
Notes: An alternate harmonisation is found at 172



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