748. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is your health and salvation!
Let all who hear
Now to His temple draw near,
Joining 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 that is needful has been
Sent by His gracious ordaining?

3 Praise to the Lord, who has fearfully, wondrously, made you,
Health has bestowed and, when heedlessly falling, has stayed you.
What need or grief
Ever has failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade you.

4 Praise to the Lord who will prosper your work and defend you;
Surely His goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.
Ponder anew
What the Almighty can do
As with His love He befriends you.

5 Praise to the Lord! Oh, 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 forever adore him!

Text Information
First Line: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
Title: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Author: Joachim Neander, 1650-80
Publication Date: 2007
Meter: 14 14 478
Topic: Worship and Praise
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LOBE DEN HERREN
Meter: 14 14 478
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Ander Theil Des Ermeuerten Gesang-Buchs, Stralsund, 1665, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain



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