115. O praise the Lord! His name extol

1 O praise the Lord! His name extol,
The God of skill and might;
Who formed my body, breathed my soul,
And gave me life and light--
My Father, whose paternal care,
To me from childhood shown,
Exceeds my effort to declare,
Exceeds what I have known.

2 O praise the Lord! adore His grace,
My God, my only trust,
The Son, who, loving our lost race,
United with our dust--
My Savior, who for me has given
His all-atoning blood,
To raise me up from earth to heav'n,
From wretchedness to God.

3 O praise the Lord! the Holy One,
My God who seals my peace,
Sent by the Father and the Son
To guide me home to bliss--
The Comforter, whose quick'ning power
Assists me day by day,
Whose counsels, in the darkest hour,
My trembling spirit stay.

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First Line: O praise the Lord! His name extol
Publication Date: 1880
Topic: The Church Year: Trinity
Notes: Author from Index: J. Olearius, Tr.
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