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111. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation.
Come all who hear,
brothers and sisters draw near,
praise him in glad adoration.

2 Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things is wondrously reigning
and, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining:
have you not seen
all you have needed has been
sent by his gracious ordaining?

3 Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend us;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend us:
ponder anew
what the Almighty can do
as with his love he befriends us.

4 Praise to the Lord, who when darkness of sin is abounding,
who, when the godless do triumph, our best hopes confounding,
sheds forth his light,
scatters the horrors of night,
saints with his mercy surrounding.

5 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him.
Let the Amen
sound from his people again:
gladly for ever adore him.

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Author: Joachim Neander, 1650-80
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 14 14.4 7 8
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Comfort; Dedication of Church Buildgin (5 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Other translators also
Tune Information
Meter: 14 14.4 7 8
Key: F Major
Source: Later from of a chorale melody in the 'Stralsun Gesangbuch', 1665

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