145. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation;
all ye who hear, now to his temple draw near,
joining in glad adoration.

2 Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
shieldeth thee gently from harm, or when fainting sustaineth;
hast thou not seen, how thy heart's wishes have been
granted in what he ordaineth?

3 Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend thee;
ponder anew what the Almighty can do
who with his love doth befriend thee.

4 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath come now with praises before him!
Let the Amen sound from his people again:
gladly for aye we adore him!

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
Title: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Original Language: German
Author: Joachim Neander (1680)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863, alt.)
Meter: 14. 14.47.8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: Processional Hymns
Source: Lobe den herren
Tune Information
Meter: 14. 14.47.8
Key: F Major
Source: Stralsund Gesangbuch (1665) (later form of melody in)

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