38. Praise, my soul, the king of heaven!

1 Praise, my soul, the king of heaven!
to his feet your tribute bring:
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
who like me his praise should sing?
Alleluia, alleluia!
praise the everlasting king!

2 Praise him for his grace and favour
to our fathers in distress;
praise him still the same as ever,
slow to blame and swift to bless:
Alleluia, alleluia!
glorious in his faithfulness!

3 Father-like he tends and spares us;
all our hopes and fears he knows,
in his hands he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes,
Alleluia, alleluia!
widely as his mercy flows.

4 Angels, help us to adore him —
you behold him face to face;
sun and moon, bow down before him,
praise him, all in time and space:
Alleluia, alleluia!
praise with us the God of grace!

Text Information
First Line: Praise, my soul, the king of heaven!
Author: H. F. Lyte (1793-1847)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Topic: God, Father: Gracious and Merciful; Christ the Teacher; Christ the Healer (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: J. Goss (1800-1880)
Composer (descant): Robin Sheldon (born 1932)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: D Major

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