160. Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

1 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet thy tribute bring;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
who like me his praise should sing?
Praise him! Praise him!
Praise the everlasting King.

2 Praise him for his grace and favour
to our fathers in distress;
praise him, still the same for ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Praise him! Praise him!
glorious in his faithfulness.

3 Father-like he tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame he knows;
in his hands he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes:
Praise him! Praise him!
widely as his mercy flows.

4 Frail as summer's flower we flourish;
blows the wind and it is gone;
but while mortals rise and perish
God endures unchanging on.
Praise him! Praise him!
Praise the high eternal One.

5 Angels, help us to adore him,
ye behold him face to face;
sun and moon, bow down before him,
dwellers all in time and space:
Praise him! Praise him!
Praise with us the God of grace.

Text Information
First Line: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
Author: Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 87 87 447
Scripture: Psalm 103; Revelation 19:11-16
Topic: The Activity of God: God in human experience; The Church Celebrates: Death and Grieving; Death and Bereavement (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PRAISE, MY SOUL
Composer: John Goss (1800-1880)
Meter: 87 87 447
Key: D Major



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