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19. Praise Be to God, the Almighty

Praise be to God, the Almighty,
the fount of creation!
O my soul, worship the wellspring
of health and salvation.
Join the great throng,
wake harp and cymbals and song,
sound forth your glad adoration.

Praise be to God, who is o'er all
things wondrously reigning,
who, as on eagle wings, lifts us,
so gently sustaining.
Have you not seen,
all that is needful has been
set by God's gracious ordaining?

Praise be to God, who will prosper
your work and defend you;
surely God's goodness and mercy
here daily attend you.
Ponder anew
what the Almighty can do,
Who with great love does befriend you.

Praise be to God, who does nourish
your life and restore you,
Fitting you well for the tasks that
are ever before you.
Then to your need
God as a mother doth speed,
Spreading the wings of grace over you.

Praise be to God, O forget not
God's manifold graces;
All that has life and breath
one song of gratitude raises.
Let the Amen
sound from the people again;
Gladly forever sing praises.

Text Information
First Line: Praise be to God, the Almighty, the fount of creation!
Title: Praise Be to God, the Almighty
Author: Joachim Neander
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Adoration; Creation; God's Love (8 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: F Major
Source: Erneuertes Gesangbuch II Stalsund, 1665, Chorale Book for England, 1863

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