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102. Praise to the living God

1 Praise to the living God,
all praise be to his name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
and still the same:
the one eternal God
before what 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.
Behold the Lord of all:
creation speaks his praise,
and everywhere above, below,
his will obeys.

3 God's Spirit freely flows,
high surging where it will:
in prophet's word he spoke of old,
is speaking still.
Established is God's law
and changeless it shall stand,
deep written on the human heart,
on sea, on land.

4 God has eternal life
implanted in the soul;
his love shall be our strength and stay
while ages roll.
Praise to the living God,
all praise be to his name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
and still the same!

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the living God
Translator: Max Landsberg, 1845-1928 (alt.)
Translator: Newton Mann, 1836-1926 (alt.)
Translator: William Channing Gannett, 1840-1923 (alt.)
Meter: 66.84 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Eternity of God; Faithfulness of God; Holy Spirit (5 more...)
Source: Jewish Yigdal c. 13th cent.
Tune Information
Transcriber: Meyer Lyon, 1751-97
Arranger: Thomas Olivers, 1725-09
Meter: 66.84 D
Key: f minor
Source: Hebrew Synagogue Melody

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