Praise Our God Above

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1 Praise our God above, source of boundless love:
Spring wind, summer rain, then the harvest grain;
pearly rice and corn, fragrant autumn morn.
though our work is hard, God gives us reward.

2 God's care like a cloak wraps us humble folk,
makes all green things grow, ripens what we sow.
Through god we are strong;sing our harvest song.
Sing praise, field and flower, praise God's mighty power.

Source: The Faith We Sing #2061

Author: Zhao Zichen

See also Tzu-Chen Chao. Zhao Zichen (Chao Tzu-chen) 1888-1979, born in Deqing, Zhejiang (Chekiang), China in 1888. He had a solid classical Chinese education. Although he came from a Buddhist family, he attended a missionary middle school where he was introduced to the Christian faith and joined the church, although he was not baptized until 1908. Then he studied at Suzhou (Soochow) University, a missionary institution, graduating in 1911. A few years later, he went to the United States where, in the years 1914-17, he received M.A. and B.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1917, he returned to the Methodist Dongwu University in Suzhou and taught there for six years. In 1926 he moved to Yenching University in… Go to person page >

Translator: Frank W. Price

Frank W. Price was born in Kashing, China, February 25, 1895. His parents P. Frank (Philip Francis) Price and Esther Price were missionaries with the Presbyterian Church U.S.(Southern) near Shanghai. Dr. Price spent his early years in rural China surrounded by native culture and missionary work. Price returned to the United States to finish his education, and in 1915 he received a bachelors degree from Davidson College. From 1915 to 1917, Price was Principal of Hillcrest School, Nanking. He traveled with Chinese labourers to France in December 1918-19 with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Returning to the United States, Price earned a B.D. from Yale in 1922 and later a Ph.D. in 1938 also from Yale. Price married Essie Ott McClu… Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise our God above
Title: Praise Our God Above
Author: Zhao Zichen (1931)
Translator: Frank W. Price (1953)
Meter: 5.5.5.5 D
Source: Chinese hymn
Language: English
Copyright: From Hymns of Universal Praise, revised edition. Copyright © 1977 by the Chinese Christian Literature Council Ltd. Hong Kong.

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