234. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him,
for he is your health and salvation!
Let all who hear Now to his temple draw near,
Joining in glad adoration!

2 Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things
is wondrously reigning
And, as on wings of an eagle,
uplifting, sustaining.
Have you not seen All that is needful has been
Sent by his gracious ordaining?

3 Praise to the Lord, who has fearfully,
wondrously, made you,
Health has bestowed and, when heedlessly
falling, has stayed you.
What need or grief Ever has failed of relief?
Wings of his mercy did shade you.

4 Praise to the Lord, who will prosper
your work and defend you;
Surely his goodness and mercy
shall daily attend you.
Ponder anew What the Almighty can do
As with his love he befriends you.

5 Praise to the Lord! Oh, 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 his people again;
Gladly forever adore him!

Text Information
First Line: Priase to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
Title: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Original Language: German
Author: Joachim Neander, 1650-80
Meter: 14 14 478
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Worship and Praise
Source: Translation composite
Tune Information
Composer (descant): Craig Sellar Lang, 1891-1971
Meter: 14 14 478
Key: F Major
Source: Ander Theil Des Ermeuerten Gesang-Buchs, Stralsund, 1665, alt.
Copyright: Descant: © 1953 Novello & Company Ltd. Reprinted by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc.

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