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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

Daniel ben Judah was a Jewish liturgical poet, who lived at Rome in the middle of the fourteenth century CE. He was the grandfather of Daniel ben Samuel ha-Rofe, rabbi at Tivoli. According to Luzzatto, Daniel ben Judah was the author of the well-known hymn "Yigdal Elohim Hai" containing the thirteen articles of belief of Maimonides. This poem, which forms part of the morning prayer among the Ashkenazim, and is sung by the Sephardim on the eve of Sabbaths and holy days, is included in the Romaniot ritual for Saturday evening. --en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_ben_Judah Go to person page >

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

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