Praise to the Living God

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1 Praise to the living God!
All praised be the Name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
is still the same;
the one eternal God,
ere all that now appears,
the First, the Last, beyond all thought
through timeless years!

2 God’s spirit flowing free,
high surging where it will—
in prophet’s word it spoke of old—
is speaking still.
Established is God’s law,
and changeless it shall stand,
deep writ upon the human heart,
on sea, or land.

3 God plants eternal life
within the human soul.
God’s love shall be our strength and stay,
while ages roll.
Praise to the living God!
All praised be the Name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
is still the same!

Source: Voices Together #204

Translator: Max Landsberg

Max Landsberg was born in Berlin as the eldest son of a long-established Jewish family, shortly before his father, Meyer Landsberg, in Hildesheim took a job as a rabbi. First, Landsberg was privately educated, but then went to the high school Josephinum in Hildesheim . After graduation he studied in Göttingen, Breslau and Berlin. The training to become a rabbi he received from Lazarus eagle at the University of Kassel, Samuel Ephraim Meyer at the University of Hanover and of Abraham Geiger in Wroclaw. On 7 November 1866 he was codd at the University of Halle with his work Vita sultani Muradi "a Mohammed Amyn Mohibby, e. Mss. Bibliothecae regiae Berolinensis, addita versione latina atque adjectis adnotationibus Dr. phil. Doctorate. Since… Go to person page >

Author: Daniel ben Judah

Born in Italy, a Jewish liturgical poet who lived in Rome. One of his hymns, “Yigdal Elohim Hai” contains the 13 articles of belief of Maimonides. The poem forms part of the morning prayer of Ashkenazims, sung by the Sephardim on Sabbath eves and holy days, included in the Romaniot fritual for Saturday evenings. John Perry Go to person page >

Translator: Newton Mann

Mann, Rev. Newton. (Cazenovia, New York, January 16, 1836--July 25, 1926, Chicago, Illinois). He graduated from Cazenovia Academy, and during the Civil War served as head of the Western Sanitary Commission. He then entered the Unitarian ministry and was ordained as pastor of the church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which he organized and served for three years. He later served churches in Troy, New York, 1868-1870; Rochester, N.Y., 1870-1888; and Omaha, Nebraska, 1888-1908, after which he retired to Chicago. His only connection with hymnody was his versification of an English translation of the Jewish creedal statement known as the Yigdal. His verse, which has not survived, was later recast by Rev. W.C. Gannett. In its present form the hymn is pro… Go to person page >

Adapter: William Channing Gannett

Gannett, William Channing, M.A., s. of Dr. Ezra Stiles Gannett, was b. at Boston, March 13, 1840, and educated at Harvard College, 1860, and the Divinity School, Cambridge. Entered the Unitarian Ministry in 1868, and after filling several pastorates he became Pastor of the Unitarian Church at Rochester, N.Y., 1889. Mr. Gannett's hymns, mainly written for special occasions, were included in great part in The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems, Boston, 1st Series 1885,2nd Series 1894, the combined production of F. L. Hosmer (q.v.) and himself. Of Mr. Gannett's hymns the following are in common use:— 1. Bring, 0 morn, thy music [God Everlasting.] Written in 1893, and printed in A Chorus of Faith, being an account and resume of the Parli… Go to person page >



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #34
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Instances (1 - 64 of 64)

A Calendar of Hymns #d50

A School Service Book #d135

A Treasury of Hymns, the Best-Loved Hymns, Carols ... #d238

American Student Hymnal #d265

Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed) #25

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #34

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #45

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Chalice Hymnal #24

Christian Hymns #104

Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d364

Christian Worship #124

Community of Christ Sings #94

Hymnal for Christian Worship #d261

Hymnal for Juniors in Worship and Study #d90

Hymnal #162

Hymnbook for Christian Worship #81

Hymns and Psalms #56

Hymns for the Celebration of Life #d196

Hymns for Worship #d157

Hymns of the Saints #47

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #1

Hymns of Universal Praise #d48

Junior Hymnal #d173

Pilgrim Hymnal #14

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Rejoice in the Lord #6

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Services for Congregational Worship #17

Singing the Faith #87

Songs for the New Day #d68

Songs for Worship and Fellowship #d134

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The Abingdon Song Book #254

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d398

The Australian Hymn Book with Catholic Supplement #7

The Beacon Song and Service book #33

The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Organ ed. #d132

The Catholic Hymnal and Service Book. Pew ed. #d134

The Churches of God Hymnal. #d510


The Cyber Hymnal #5632

The Harvard University Hymn Book #15

The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada #22

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The Hymnal #8

The Hymnal #28

The Hymnal #293

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The Hymnal 1982 #372

The Hymnal #d391

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #286

The Hymnal of the United Church of Christ #d247

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The Hymnbook #89

The Liturgical Harp #14

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The Lutheran Hymnal #40

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #15

The Methodist Hymnal, Official Hymnal of the Methodist Church #d399

The Methodist Hymnal #d468

The New Broadman Hymnal #25

The New Church Hymnal #d395

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d371

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #48

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The Worshipbook #587


Together in Song #102

Union Hymnal for Jewish Worship #d150

Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #54

Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d242


Voices Together #204

Worship and Hymns for All Occasions #d207


Worship in Song #30

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