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 7 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.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #482

Author: Johannes G. Olearius

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. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O, praise the Lord, His name extol, The God of skill and might
Original Language: German
Author: Johannes G. Olearius
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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American Lutheran Hymnal #482

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #115

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #115

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a115

The Sunday School Hymnal #d149

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