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6. Praise to the Living God!

1 Praise to the living God!
All praised be his name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
for aye the same.
The one eternal God
ere aught that now appears:
the first, the last, beyond all thought
his timeless years.

2 Formless, all lovely forms
declare his loveliness:
holy, no holiness of earth
can his express.
Lo, he is Lord of all;
creation speaks his praise,
and ev'rywhere above, below,
his will obeys.

3 His Spirit floweth free,
high surging where it will:
in prophet's word he spake of old;
he speaketh still.
Established is his law,
and changeless it shall stand,
deep written on the human heart,
on sea, on land.

4 Eternal life hath he
implanted in the soul;
his love shall be our strength and stay
while ages roll.
Praise to the living God!
All praised be his name
who was, and is, and is to be,
for aye the same.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the living God!
Title: Praise to the Living God!
Translator: N. Mann (1914)
Translator: M. Landsberg (1914)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: D
Scripture: Mark 14:32; Revelation 1:8
Topic: God: Eternity and Power; In The Beginning: Creator of Heaven and Earth
Source: Yigdal: Jewish hymn of praise
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Meyer Lyon (1770)
Composer: Thomas Olivers (1770)
Meter: D
Key: f minor
Source: Jewish melody, based on
Notes: Alternative tune: SEVENTH TUNE, 271

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