Praise thou the Lord, the omnipotent Monarch

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1 Praise thou the Lord, the omnipotent Monarch of Glory;
Join in, my soul, with the heavenly choir in their story;
Come and partake;
Psalt'ry and harp also wake:
Sing the Creator's great glory!

2 Praise thou the Lord, who e'er ruleth and guideth all surely;
Over life's pathway, so fearful, He leads thee securely;
Ever He sends
Mercies and blessings and friends;
Then from thy heart thank Him truly.

3 Praise thou the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously made thee,
Health has vouchsafed, and when heedlessly falling hath stayed thee;
Fainting and weak,
When not a word thou couldst speak,
Wings of His mercy did shade thee.

4 Praise thou the Lord, who thy life hath so visibly guided,
Streams of free grace, in His Son, for thy sin hath provided;
Plain to thy view,
God, the Almighty and True,
Ne'er from His child is divided.

5 Praise thou the Lord, and forget all His benefits never;
Swell the loud chorus, ye chosen, till broad as a river
Upward it stream;
Soul, O forget not this theme:
Praise Him, O praise Him forever.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #361

Author: Joachim Neander

Neander, Joachim, was born at Bremen, in 1650, as the eldest child of the marriage of Johann Joachim Neander and Catharina Knipping, which took place on Sept. 18, 1649, the father being then master of the Third Form in the Paedagogium at Bremen. The family name was originally Neumann (Newman) or Niemann, but the grandfather of the poet had assumed the Greek form of the name, i.e. Neander. After passing through the Paedagogium he entered himself as a student at the Gymnasium illustre (Academic Gymnasium) of Bremen in Oct. 1666. German student life in the 17th century was anything but refined, and Neander seems to have been as riotous and as fond of questionable pleasures as most of his fellows. In July 1670, Theodore Under-Eyck came to Breme… Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise thou the Lord, the omnipotent Monarch
Author: Joachim Neander

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Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d230
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #361TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #361TextPage Scan
Psalterlust fuer die Christliche Jugend. Rev. #d25
School Carols #d236
The Chautauqua Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns for Gatherings ... and Young Peoples Organizations #d62
The Sunday School Hymnal: a Collection of Music for Sunday and Week-day Schools #d159



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