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79. I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath

1 I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath;
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall possess my nobler powers;
my days of praise are never past
while life and thought and being last
or immortality endures.

2 Happy are those whose hopes rely
on God the Lord, who made the sky,
and earth, the sea, the night and day;
his truth for ever stands secure,
he keeps his promise to the poor,
and non who seeks is turned away.

3 The Lord gives eyesight to the blind,
he calms and heals the troubled mind:
he sends the wounded conscience peace;
he helps the stranger in distress,
the widow and the fatherless,
and grants the prisoner glad release.

4 I’ll praise him while he lends me breath;
and when my voice is lost in death,
praise shall employ my noblest powers;
my days of praise are never past
while life and thought and being last
or immortality endures.

Text Information
First Line: I'll praise my Maker while I've breath
Title: I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Adapter: John Wesley, 1703-1791
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: OLD 113th
Composer (attributed to): Matthaus Greiter, ca. 1500-1550
Harmonizer: V. Earle Copes, 1921-
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Source: Strasburger Kirchenamt, 1525
Copyright: Music Harm. © 1964 Abingdon Press (Admin. The Copyright Company)



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