25. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, who rules all creation.
O my soul, worship the wellspring of health and salvation.
All ye who hear,
now to God's temple draw near.
Join me in in glad adoration.

2 Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
who, as on wings of an eagle uplifted, sustaineth.
Hast thou not seen?
All that is needful hath been
granted in what God ordaineth?

3 Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work, and defend thee.
Surely God's goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew
what the Almighty can do,
who with great love doth befriend thee.

4 Praise to the Lord, who doth nourish thy life and restore thee,
fitting thee well for the tasks that are ever before thee.
Then to thy need
God as a mother doth speed,
spreading the wings of grace o'er thee.

5 Praise to the Lord! O let all of God's peoples and races,
all that hath life and breath, give thanks for manifold graces.
Let the Amen
sound from God's people again.
Gladly for ever sing praises.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, who rules all creation
Title: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Original Language: German
Translator (st. 4): Rupert E. Davies (1983)
Author: Joachim Neander (1680)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863, alt.)
Meter: 14.14.478
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Beyond All Name and Form: Praise to God; Descants; Gathering (6 more...)
Copyright: Tr. st. 4 © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House
Tune Information
descant: Craig Sellar Lang (1953)
Meter: 14.14.478
Key: F Major

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