Praise to the Father

Representative Text

1 Praise to the Father, the glorious King of creation!
Swell the loud chorus, ye chosen of every nation!
O my soul, wake!
Harp, lute and psaltery take;
Sound forth thy true adoration.

2 Praise to the Son: for the cross that once shamefully bore Him,
Now, on the throne of His pow'r let all creature adore Him!
Man reigns on high!
Lo! all the hosts of the sky
Bow down and worship before Him!

3 Praise to the Spirit, whose strong, rushing wind, ever blowing,
Still through the world, wheresoever it wisheth, is going.
Darkness and death
Drink, from Thy quickening breath,
Life, light, and joy overflowing.

4 Lord God Almighty, Creator, Redeemer, and Giver,
Thy praise resounds by the shore of the bright crystal river.
We, too, would fain
Echoing humbly the strain,
Praise Thee for ever and ever.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #7

Author: John Henry Hopkins

John Henry Hopkins, Jr., American ecclesiologist, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 28, 1820, the eldest son of pioneer parents, the father from Dublin, and the mother from Hamburg. His father was successively ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest, and second Episcopal bishop of Vermont, becoming presiding bishop in 1865. The son reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduation from the University of Vermont in 1839, he worked as a reporter in New York City while studying law. From 1842 to 1844, he tutored the children of Bishop Elliott of Savannah, Georgia, returning to take his M.A. from Vermont in 1845. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in 1850 and was ordain… Go to person page >

Author: Joachim Neander

Neander, Joachim, was born at Bremen, in 1650, as the eldest child of the marriage of Johann Joachim Neander and Catharina Knipping, which took place on Sept. 18, 1649, the father being then master of the Third Form in the Paedagogium at Bremen. The family name was originally Neumann (Newman) or Niemann, but the grandfather of the poet had assumed the Greek form of the name, i.e. Neander. After passing through the Paedagogium he entered himself as a student at the Gymnasium illustre (Academic Gymnasium) of Bremen in Oct. 1666. German student life in the 17th century was anything but refined, and Neander seems to have been as riotous and as fond of questionable pleasures as most of his fellows. In July 1670, Theodore Under-Eyck came to Breme… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise to the Father, the glorious King of creation
Title: Praise to the Father
Author: John Henry Hopkins
Author: Joachim Neander
Language: English
Notes: Hymn text, suggested tune LOBE DEN HERREN, DEN



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