1 Praise thou the Lord, the omnipotent Monarch of Glory;
Join in, my soul, with the heavenly choir in their story;
Come and partake;
Psalt'ry and harp also wake:
Sing the Creator's great glory!
2 Praise thou the Lord, who e'er ruleth and guideth all surely;
Over life's pathway, so fearful, He leads thee securely;
Ever He sends
Mercies and blessings and friends;
Then from thy heart thank Him truly.
3 Praise thou the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously made thee,
Health has vouchsafed, and when heedlessly falling hath stayed thee;
Fainting and weak,
When not a word thou couldst speak,
Wings of His mercy did shade thee.
4 Praise thou the Lord, who thy life hath so visibly guided,
Streams of free grace, in His Son, for thy sin hath provided;
Plain to thy view,
God, the Almighty and True,
Ne'er from His child is divided.
5 Praise thou the Lord, and forget all His benefits never;
Swell the loud chorus, ye chosen, till broad as a river
Upward it stream;
Soul, O forget not this theme:
Praise Him, O praise Him forever.
|First Line:||Praise thou the Lord, the omnipotent Monarch of Glory|
|Topic:||Christian Life and Hope; The Walk of Godliness: Praise|
|Notes:||Author from Index: Neander— J. H. Good; Hymn from the German Text: Lobe den Herren den maechtigen Koenig|