1 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet your tribute bring;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore his praises sing:
Praise the everlasting King.
2 Praise him for his grace and favor
to his people in distress;
praise him still the same as ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Glorious in his faithfulness.
3 Fatherlike, he tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame he knows;
in his hands he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
Widely yet his mercy flows.
4 Angels, help us to adore him;
you behold him face to face.
Sun and moon, bow down before him,
dwellers all in time and space:
Praise with us the God of grace.
|First Line:||Praise my soul, the King of heaven|
|Title:||Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Psalm 103)|
|Author:||Henry Francis Lyte (1834, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Psalm 103; 1 Chronicles 29:10-13; Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 36:5; Psalm 47:6; Psalm 91:12; Psalm 145:8; Psalm 148:2; Lamentations 5:19; Daniel 4:37; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2; Nahum 1:3; Matthew 18:10; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 7:9|
|Topic:||Adoration; Faithfulness; Mercy(2 more...)|
This free paraphrase of Psalm 103 gains much energy and conviction by including the double “Alleluia!” before the ﬁnal line of text. That repeated four-note ﬁgure descending from the tune’s highest note gives voice to the praise that the rest of the hymn evokes.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|