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.
Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches.
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Display Title: O Praise The Lord! His Name ExtolFirst Line: O praise the Lord! His name extolTune Title: CHESTERAuthor: Anon.; Johann OleariusMeter: C. M. D.Date: 1930Subject: The Church Year | Trinity
Display Title: O praise the Lord! His name extolFirst Line: O praise the Lord! His name extolTune Title: VARINAAuthor: Johann OleariusMeter: C. M. Double. No. 8Date: 1908Subject: The Church Year | TrinitySource: Tr. Anon. Ohio Synod Hymnal, 1858