240. Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven

1 Praise, my soul, the God of heaven;
glad of heart your carols raise;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven
who, like me, should sing God's praise?
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise the Maker all your days!

2 Praise God for the grace and favour
shown our forebears in distress;
God is still the same forever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Sing our Maker's faithfulness!

3 Like a loving parent caring,
God knows well our feeble frame;
gladly all our burdens bearing,
still to countless years the same.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
All within me, praise God's name!

4 Frail as summer's flower we flourish,
blows the wind and it is gone;
but, while mortals rise and perish,
God endures unchanging on.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Praise the high eternal one.

5 Angels, teach us adoration,
you behold God face to face;
sun and moon and all creation,
dwellers all in time and space.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Praise with us the God of grace!

Text Information
First Line: Praise, my soul, the God of heaven
Title: Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven
Adapter (vv. 1-3, 5): Ecumenical Women's Center (1974)
Author: Henry Francis Lyte (1834)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Topic: God: Praise and Thanksgiving; Adoration and Praise; Angels (33 more...)
Tune Information
Name: PRAISE, MY SOUL
Composer: John Goss (1869)
Composer (descant): W. Herbert Belyea (1975)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: D Major
Copyright: Descant copyright © 1975 Herbert Belyea.



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