6. Sing Praise to God, Our Highest Good

1 Sing praise to God, our highest good,
profound respect expressing.
God give us health, life, livelihood,
with every needed blessing.
To God, who wondrous works performs,
creating life and calming storms,
to God give praise and glory!

2 Creation thanks you, Holy One:
you made us and renew us.
Delighted at what you have done,
you show your greatness through us.
So may all living things proclaim
the wonders of their Maker's name:
to God give praise and glory!

3 What God has made, God will preserve,
with righteousness unfailing.
Regardless what we may deserve,
we see this good prevailing.
To God who governs evermore
with justice serving rich and poor,
to God give praise and glory!

4 I cry to God, in pain and grief,
"Please, God of mercy, hear me!"
My certain help provides relief,
faith, hope, and love to cheer me.
So let me sing, joyful and free:
ah, thankful Christians, sing with me:
to God give praise and glory!

5 Forever with us, God is here,
Nor ever will desert us.
So dearly loved, we shall not fear;
there's nothing that can hurt us.
We place our trust in God's command,
who leads us with a mother's hand:
to God give praise and glory!

6 Dear Christian friends, we bear the name
of Christ, our sure salvation.
Let us recall Christ Jesus came,
most holy incarnation,
Came from the one God we adore,
came with new life forevermore:
to God give praise and glory!

Text Information
First Line: Sing praise to God, our highest good
Title: Sing Praise to God, Our Highest Good
Translator: Madeleine Forell Marshall (1993)
Author: Johann J. Schütz (1675)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:9; 1 Peter 1:3-7; Psalm 105
Topic: Adoration and Praise: God; God: Works in Creation; Year A: Proper 20
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MIT FREUDEN ZART
Harmonizer: Maurice F. Bell (1906)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.
Key: D Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren's Kirchengesäng, 1566



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