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O, praise the Lord, his name extol, The God of skill and might

O, praise the Lord, his name extol, The God of skill and might

Author: Johannes G. Olearius
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 O praise the Lord! His name extol,
The God of skill and might,
Who formed my body, breathed my soul
And gave me life and light--
My Father, whose paternal care,
To me from childhood shown,
Exceeds my effort to declare,
Exceeds what I have known.

2 O praise the Lord! Adore His grace,
My God, my only trust,
The Son, who, loving our lost race,
United with our dust--
My Savior, who for me has giv'n
His all-atoning blood
To raise me up from earth to heav'n,
From wretchedness to God.

3 O praise the Lord, the Holy One,
My God, who seals my peace,
Sent by the Father and the Son
To guide me home to bliss--
The Comforter, whose quick'ning pow'r
Assists me day by day,
Whose counsels, in the darkest hour,
My trembling spirit stay.

Amen.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #482

Author: Johannes G. Olearius

Olearius, Johannes, son of Johann Olearius, pastor of St. Mary's Church and superintendent at Halle, was born at Halle, Sept. 17, (N.S.) 1611. He entered the University of Wittenberg in 1629 (M.A. 1632, D.D. 1643], where he became lecturer, and, in 1635, adjunct of the philosophical faculty. In 1637 he became Superintendent at Querfurt; and, in 1643, was appointed by Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels as his chief court preacher, and private chaplain at Halle, where he became in 1657 Kirchenrath, and in 1664 General Superintendent. When, on the death of Duke August in 1680, the administration of Magdeburg fell to the Elector of Brandenburg, Duke Johann Adolf gave Olearius similar appointments at Weissenfels, which he held till his death on… Go to person page >

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First Line: O, praise the Lord, his name extol, The God of skill and might
Author: Johannes G. Olearius

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American Lutheran Hymnal #482

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d205

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #115

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #115

The Sunday School Hymnal #d149

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