346. I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath

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 are they whose hopes rely
on Israel's God; who made the sky
and earth and seas, with all their train;
whose truth for ever stands secure,
who saves the oppressed, who feeds the poor,
whose promise none shall trust in vain.

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

4 I’ll praise God while I'm granted 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 While I've Breath
Adapter: John Wesley (1703-1791)
Paraphraser: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 888 888
Scripture: Psalm 146; Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Psalm 9; Psalm 104; Psalm 111; Psalm 113; Psalm 145; Psalm 148; Psalm 150; Isaiah 35:1-10; Isaiah 61:1-11; Luke 4:14-21
Topic: Justice; Praise of God; Psalm 146
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NASHVILLE
Composer: Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Meter: 888 888
Key: D Major



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