189. Lord God, to You We All Give Praise

1 Lord God, to you we all give praise,
To you with joy our thanks we raise
For angel multitudes that shine
In your great throne room crystalline.

2 From them flow light and heav'nly grace
Reflecting splendors of your face.
They heed your voice, they know it well,
In godly wisdom they excel.

3 They never rest nor sleep as we;
Their whole delight is but to be
With you, Lord Jesus, and to keep
Your little flock, your lambs and sheep.

4 Increase, we plead, our song of praise
For angel hosts that guard our days;
Teach us to ceaselessly adore,
To serve as they do evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Lord God, to you we all give praise
Title: Lord God, to You We All Give Praise
Author: Philipp Melanchthron, 1497-1560
Translator (into English): Emanuel Cronenwett, 1841-1931
Translator (into German): Paul Eber, 1511-69
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Lesser Festivals
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: J. Klug, Geistliche Lieder, 1533
Copyright: Arrangement: Copyright 1982 Concordia Publishing House.

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