1 Praise, my soul, the God of heaven;
glad of heart your carols raise;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven
who, like me, should sing God's praise?
Praise the Maker all your days!
2 Praise God for the grace and favour
shown our forebears in distress;
God is still the same forever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Sing our Maker's faithfulness!
3 Like a loving parent caring,
God knows well our feeble frame;
gladly all our burdens bearing,
still to countless years the same.
All within me, praise God's name!
4 Frail as summer's flower we flourish,
blows the wind and it is gone;
but, while mortals rise and perish,
God endures unchanging on.
Praise the high eternal one.
5 Angels, teach us adoration,
you behold God face to face;
sun and moon and all creation,
dwellers all in time and space.
Praise with us the God of grace!
Source: Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #240
|First Line:||Praise, my soul, the God of heaven|
|Title:||Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven|
|Author:||Henry Francis Lyte (1834)|
|Adapter:||Ecumenical Women's Center (1974)|
|Copyright:||Text Adapt. © 1974 Ecumenical Women's Center|