23. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven

1 Praise, my soul, the God of heaven;
glad of heart your carols raise;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven
who, like me, should sing God's praise?
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise the Maker all our days.

2 Praise to God for grace and favor
shown to all who are oppressed.
God shows steadfast love for ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glorious is God's faithfulness!

3 Mother-like God tends and spares us;
knowing well our fragile frame.
Father-like, God gently bears us,
tender-hearted, slow to blame.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
All within me praise God's name!

4 Frail as summer's flower we flourish,
blows the wind, and it is gone.
But while mortals rise and perish
God's compassion still lives on.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise the high eternal One!

5 Angels, teach us adoration
you who see God face to face;
sun and moon, and all creation,
dwellers all in time and space:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace!

Text Information
First Line: Praise, my soul, the God of heaven
Title: Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
Adapter: Ruth Duck (1974)
Adapter: Ecumenical Women's Center
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1834)
Meter: 87.87.87
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Beyond All Name and Form: Praise to God; Funerals and Memorial Services; God (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John Goss (1869)
Meter: 87.87.87
Key: D Major

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