124. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation

1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
praise God, my soul, for in him are your health and salvation;
come all who hear,
into his presence draw near,
joining in glad adoration.

2 Praise to the Lord, who in all things is wondrously reigning,
shields you from harm and is gently yet firmly sustaining.
Have you not seen
how your heart's wishes have been
granted by God's wise ordaining?

3 Praise to the Lord, who with blessing and power will defend you;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you;
ponder anew
what the Almighty can do:
God will for ever befriend you.

4 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him!
Let the Amen
sound from God's people again:
gladly for ever adore him.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation
German Title: Lobe den Herren
Author: Joachim Neander (1650-1680)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878) (alt.)
Meter: 14 14 478
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration: Of God; Church: Worship; Providence
Tune Information
Meter: 14 14 478
Key: G Major
Source: Melody from Praxis Pietatis Melica, 1668, as set in The Chorale Book for England, 1863
Notes: An alternate harmonisation is found at 172

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us