O would, my God, that I could praise TheeTranslator: Catherine Winkworth; Author: Johann Mentzer
Tune: O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE
Published in 14 hymnals
Oh would, my God, that I could praise Thee
With thousand tongues, by day and night!
How many a song my lips should raise Thee,
Who order'st all things here aright.
My thankful heart would ever be
Telling what God hath done for me.
O all ye powers that He implanted,
Arise, keep silence thus no more,
Put forth the strength that He hath granted,
Your noblest work is to adore;
O soul and body, make ye meet
With heartfelt praise your Lord to greet.
Ye forest leaves so green and tender,
That dance for joy in summer air;
Ye meadow grasses bright and slender,
Ye flowers, so wondrous sweet and fair;
Ye live to thow His praise alone,
Help me to make His glory known.
O all things that have breath and motion,
That throng with life earth, sea, and sky,
Now join me in my heart's devotion,
Help me to raise His praises high,
My utmost powers can ne'er aright
Declare the wonders of His might.
But I will tell, while I am living,
His goodness forth with every breath,
And greet each morning with thanksgiving,
Until my heart is still in death,
Nay, when at last my lips grow cold,
His praise shall in my sighs be told.
O Father, deign Thou, I beseech Thee,
To listen to my earthly lays;
A nobler strain in heaven shall reach Thee,
When I with angels hymn Thy praise,
And learn amid their choirs to sing
Loud hallelujahs to my King.
Source: Chorale Book for England, The #5
|Instances (14)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Chorale Book for England, The #5||Oh would, my God, that I could praise Thee||Oh would, my God, that I could praise Thee||J. Mentzer||22.214.171.124.8.8||English||1863|
|Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #3||O would, my God, that I could praise Thee||O Would, My God, That I Could Praise Thee||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Johann Mentzer, 1658-1734||Johann Balthasar König, 1691-1758||126.96.36.199.8.8||TAUSEND ZUNGEN||F Major or modal||English||1969|
|Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #697||O would, my God, that I could praise Thee||Catherine Winkworth, 1829-78; Johann Menzer, 1658-1734||1891|
|Songs and Hymns for Children's Voices #d26||O would, my God, that I could praise||Johann Mentzer||1928|
|Songs of Devotion #d14||O would, my God, that I could praise||Johann Mentzer||1950|
|The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #108||O would, my God, that I could praise Thee||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Johann Mentzer||Elbe||F Major or modal||1880|
|The Hymnal and Order of Service #d445||O would, my God, that I could praise||Johann Mentzer||1926|
|The Hymnal and Order of Service #d448||O would, my God, that I could praise||Johann Mentzer||1937|
|The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d452||O would, my God, that I could praise||Johann Mentzer||1923|
|The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #697||O would, my God, that I could praise||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Johann Menzer||1908|
|The Lutheran Hymnary Junior ... of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America #d240||O would, my God, that I could praise||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Johann Mentzer||1916|
|The Lutheran Hymnary: Published by authority of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the Hauge's Evangelical Lutheran Synod and United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America #d414||O would, my God, that I could praise||Johann Mentzer||1913|
|The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #207b||O would, my God, that I could praise Thee||Cath. Winkworth; J. Mentzer||1886|
|Wartburg Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d241||O would, my God, that I could praise||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Johann Mentzer||1918|