348. The Living God Be Praised

1 The living God be praised!
Give honour to God's name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
for aye the same;
the one eternal God
ere all that now appears,
the First, the Last, beyond all thought
God's timeless years!

2 Without a form is God,
nor can we comprehend
the measure of God's love for us
without an end.
For God is Lord of all,
creation speaks God's praise;
the human race and all that lives
God's will obeys.

3 God's Spirit floweth free,
high surging where it will;
in prophet's word God spoke of old
and speaketh still.
Established is God's law
and changeless it shall stand,
inscribed upon the human heart
in every land.

4 Eternal life hath God
implanted in the soul;
God's love shall be our strength and stay
while ages roll.
The living one be praised!
Give honour to God's name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
for aye the same.

Text Information
First Line: The living God be praised
Title: The Living God Be Praised
Author: Daniel ben Judah (1400?)
Translator: Newton Mann (1836-1926) (alt.)
Translator: Max Landsberg (1845-1928) (alt.)
Meter: 66 84D
Publication Date: 1998
Topic: Adoration; Covenant; Gathering of the Community (1 more...)
Tune Information
Transcriber: Thomas Olivers (1725-1799)
Transcriber: Meier Leon (1751-1797)
Meter: 66 84D
Key: e minor
Source: Yigdal trad.; harm. Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875, alt.

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