483. Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above

1 Sing praise to God, who reigns above,
The God of all creation,
The God of power, the God of love,
The God of our salvation;
With healing balm my soul is filled,
And every faithless murmur stilled:
To God all praise and glory!

2 What God’s almighty power hath made
God's gracious mercy keepeth;
By morning glow or evening shade
God's watchful eye ne’er sleepeth;
Within the kingdom of God's might,
Lo! all is just and all is right:
To God all praise and glory!

3 The Lord is never far away,
But through all grief distressing,
An ever present help and stay,
Our peace and joy and blessing;
As with a mother’s tender hand,
God gently leads the chosen band:
To God all praise and glory!

4 Thus, all my gladsome way along,
I sing aloud Thy praises
That all may hear the grateful song
My voice unwearied raises.
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart,
Both soul and body bear your part:
To God all praise and glory!

Text Information
First Line: Sing praise to God, who reigns above
Title: Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above
Author: Johann Jacob Schütz (1675)
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox (1864; alt.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Scripture: Psalm 91; Psalm 121:3-8
Topic: Morning and Opening Hymns
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MIT FREUDEN ZART
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Key: D Major



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