The living God be praised

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1 The living God be praised!
Give honour to God's name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
for aye the same;
the one eternal God
ere all that now appears,
the First, the Last, beyond all thought
God's timeless years!

2 Without a form is God,
nor can we comprehend
the measure of God's love for us
without an end.
For God is Lord of all,
creation speaks God's praise;
the human race and all that lives
God's will obeys.

3 God's Spirit floweth free,
high surging where it will;
in prophet's word God spoke of old
and speaketh still.
Established is God's law
and changeless it shall stand,
inscribed upon the human heart
in every land.

4 Eternal life hath God
implanted in the soul;
God's love shall be our strength and stay
while ages roll.
The living one be praised!
Give honour to God's name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
for aye the same.

Source: Common Praise (1998) #348

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 >

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First Line: The living God be praised
Author: Daniel ben Judah

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