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146A. I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath

1 I'll praise my Maker while I've breath,
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my noblest powers;
my days of praise are never past
while life and thought and being last
or immortality endures.

2 Happy are those whose hopes rely
on God the Lord, who made the sky,
and earth, the sea, the night and day;
God's truth forever stands secure,
he keeps his promise to the poor,
and none who seeks is turned away.

3 The Lord gives eyesight to the blind,
he calms and heals the troubled mind,
and sends the wounded conscience peace.
God helps the stranger in distress,
the widow and the fatherless,
and grants the prisoner glad release.

4 I'll praise you while you lend me breath,
and, when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my noblest powers;
my days of praise are never past
while life and thought and being last
or immortality endures.

Text Information
First Line: I'll praise my maker while I've breath
Title: I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath
Author: John Wesley, 1703-1791
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture:
Topic: Alleluias; Biblical Names and Places: Jacob; Biblical Names and Places: Zion (31 more...)
Tune Information
Name: OLD 113TH
Composer: Matthäus Greiter, ca. 1500-1552
Harmonizer: V. Earle Copes, b. 1921
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Key: D Major
Source: Strssburger Kirchenamt, 1525
Copyright: Harm. © 1964 Abingdon Press, admin. The Copyright Company



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