79. I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath

1 I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath,
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall possess my noblest powers;
my days of praise are never past
while life and thought and being last
or immortality endures.

2 Happy are those whose hopes rely
on God the Lord, who made the sky,
and earth, the sea, the night and day;
his truth for ever stands secure,
he keeps his promise to the poor,
and none who seeks is turned away.

3 The Lord gives eyesight to the blind,
he calms and heals the troubled mind;
he sends the wounded conscience peace;
he helps the stranger in distress,
the widow and the fatherless,
and grants the prisoner glad release.

4 I’ll praise him while he lends me breath,
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my noblest powers;
my days of praise shall are never past
while life and thought and being last
or immortality endures.

Text Information
First Line: I'll praise my maker while I've breath
Title: I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath
Paraphraser: Isaac Watts (1719)
Adapter: John Wesley (1736, alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Scripture: John 6:37; Deuteronomy 14:29; Psalm 146; Psalm 150:6; Luke 4:18
Topic: God the Father: Providence and Care; God: Promises
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: OLD 113TH
Attributed to: Matthäus Greiter
Harmonizer: V. Earle Copes (1963)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: D Major
Source: Strasburger Kirchenamt, 1525
Copyright: Harm. © 1964 Abingdon Press



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