1 Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
Bounteously He deals with thee,
Highly favored Church of Jesus.
Thee He chose through mercy free
To show forth His matchless praises
And rich fruit, meet for the Master’s use,
To produce, to produce.
2 Gracious Lord, gracious Lord,
Blessed is our lot indeed
In Thy ransomed congregation;
Here we on Thy merits feed,
And the well-springs of salvation,
All the needy to revive and cheer,
Stream forth here, stream forth here.
3 We entreat, we entreat,
Lord, lift up Thy countenance
On Thy ransomed congregation;
Here we on Thy soul dispense,
May we all, each in his station,
Daily in Thy great salvation share.
Hear our prayer, hear our prayer.
Foster, Frederick William, second son. of William Foster, was born at Bradford, Aug. 1, 1760, and educated at Fulneck, near Leeds, and at Barby in Prussian Saxony. Entering the Moravian Ministry he held several appointments until 1818, when he was consecrated a Bishop of the Moravian Church. He died at Ockbrook, near Derby, April 12, 1835. He compiled the Moravian Hymn Book of 1801, the Supplement of 1808, and the revised edition of 1826. His translations from the German, and his original hymns appeared in that collection. Two of his original hymns are in the Irish Church Hymnal, 1873; (1) "Lord, Who didst sanctify" 1808 (Holiness desired); and (2) "With thanks before the Lord appear," 1826 (Praise of the Saviour). [George Arthur… Go to person page >
Display Title: Praise the Lord, Praise the LordFirst Line: Praise the LordTune Title: HOLY LORDAuthor: Frederick William Foster, 1760-1835Date: 1969Subject: The Church's Life and Work | Foundation and Nature
Display Title: Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, BounteouslyFirst Line: Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, BounteouslyTune Title: HOLY LORDAuthor: Bishop Frederick W. Foster, 1760-1835Date: 1920Subject: Church | Foundation and nature of; Church | Prayer for