God Most High, We Praise You

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1. God Most High, we praise You, honor, and exalt You.
You who live forever, to You our song we raise.
Oh, how great Your signs, Lord; mighty are Your wonders.
Eternal ruler, worthy of all praise!

2. Your enduring kingdom lasts for generations.
Your dominion is eternal, and You rule all men.
You alone are living; You endure forever.
Your kingdom, Lord, will never have an end.

3. All earth’s many peoples You regard as nothing.
You do as You please in Heaven and on earth below.
None can overpower You; none can hold Your hand back.
None dares to ask You why You acted so.

4. King of Heav’n, we praise You, glorify, exalt You.
Everything You do is right, and all Your ways are just.
All the proud and boastful You can quickly humble.
We bow before You; Lord, in You we trust.

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

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First Line: God Most High, we praise You, honor, and exalt You
Title: God Most High, We Praise You
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Meter: 11.12.12.10
Language: English
Copyright: Released into the public domain

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NICAEA (Dykes)

The tune NICAEA is named after the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) at which church leaders began to formulate the doctrine of the Trinity to oppose the heresies of Arius. NICAEA is one of the finest tunes composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147) and the only one of his many tunes that resembles the style of…

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