819. Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good

1 Sing praise to God, the highest good,
The author of creation,
The God of love who understood
Our need for His salvation.
With healing balm our souls He fills
And ev'ry faithless murmur stills:
To God all praise and glory!

2 What God’s almighty pow'r has made,
In mercy He is keeping.
By morning glow or evening shade
His eye is never sleeping.
Within the kingdom of His might
All things are just and good and right:
To God all praise and glory!

3 We sought the Lord in our distress;
O God, in mercy hear us.
Our Savior saw our helplessness
And came with peace to cheer us.
For this we thank and praise the Lord,
Who is by one and all adored:
To God all praise and glory!

4 He never shall forsake His flock,
His chosen generation;
He is their refuge and their rock,
Their peace and their salvation.
As with a mother's tender hand,
He leads His own, His chosen band:
To God all praise and glory!

5 All who confess Christ’s holy name,
Give God the praise and glory.
Let all who know his pow'r proclaim
Aloud the wondrous story.
Cast ev'ry idol from its throne,
For God is God, and He alone:
To God all praise and glory!

Text Information
First Line: Sing praise to God, the highest good
Title: Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good
Translator (st. 4): Catherine Winkworth
Translator (sts. 1-3, 5): Frances E. Cox, 1812-97
Author: Johann Jacob Schütz, 1640-90
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 887
Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:3; Psalm 96:1-8; Ephesians 1:3-8; John 11:27-28
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LOBT GOTT DEN HERREN, IHR
Composer: Melchior Vulpius, c. 1570-1615
Meter: 87 87 887
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)






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