384. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation.
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation:
All ye who hear,
brothers and sisters draw near,
praise him in glad adoration.

2 Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth
shelters thee under his wings, yea, so gently sustaineth:
hast thou not see
how thy entreaties have been
granted in what he ordaineth?

3 Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend thee:
ponder anew
what the Almighty can do,
if with his love he befriend thee.

4 Praise to the Lord, who, when tempests their warfare are waging,
who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
biddeth them cease,
turneth their fury to peace,
whirlwinds and waters assuaging.

5 Praise to the Lord, who when darkness of sin is abounding,
who when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
sheddeth his light,
chaseth the horrors of night,
saints with his mercy surrounding.

6 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath come now with praises before him!
Let the Amen
sound from his people again:
gladly for aye we adore him.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
Title: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)
Author: Joachim Neander (1650-1680)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 14 14 4 7 8
Scripture: Psalm 24; Psalm 33; Psalm 57; Psalm 63:1-8; Psalm 111; Psalm 113; Psalm 124; Psalm 150; Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25
Topic: Gathering of the Community; Praise of God; Repentance
Tune Information
Name: LOBE DEN HERREN
Composer (descant): Craig Sellar Lang (1891-1971)
Meter: 14 14 4 7 8
Source: Ernewerten Gesangbuch, Stralsund, 1665, alt.
Copyright: Descant © 1953 Novello & Co., Ltd. Reprinted by permission of Shawnee Press, Inc. (ASCAP)



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