790. 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 your health and salvation!
Let all who hear
Now to His temple draw near,
Joining in glad adoration!

2 Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things is wondrously reigning
And, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining.
Have you not seen
All that is needful has been
Sent by His gracious ordaining?

3 Praise to the Lord, who has fearfully, wondrously, made you,
Health has bestowed and, when heedlessly falling, has stayed you.
What need of grief
Ever has failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade you.

4 Praise to the Lord who will prosper yur work and defend you;
Surely His goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.
Ponder anew
What the Almighty can do
As with His love He befriends you.

5 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in us adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before Him!
Let the Amen
Sound from His people again;
Gladly forever adore him!

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
Title: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Author: Joachim Neander, 1650-80
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 14 14 4 78
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:23-26; Psalm 103:1-11; Psalm 106:48
Topic: Psalm paraphrase: Psalm 103
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LOBE DEN HERREN
Meter: 14 14 4 78
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Ander Theil Des Ermeuerten Gesang-Buchs, Stralsund, 1665; The Chorale Book of England, 1863, alt. (Setting)



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