Tune Title: Lauda anima First Line: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven Date: 1992
|Composer:||John Goss (1869)|
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Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore his praises sing.
Praise the everlasting King!
Frail as summer's flower we flourish, blows the wind and it is gone; but while mortals rise and perish, God endures unchanging on. Alleluia, alleluia, praise the High Eternal One. -based on Psalm 103:15-17Singers and accompanists will want to emphasize the melodic contours and not the marching rhythms emphasized by the bar lines. Organists, take advantage of Goss's interpretation of the various stanzas by playing the first stanza with solid and firm foundation stops, the second (if accompanied) with quieter sound, and the third with a very legato gentle sound on strings. Then open all the stops for a majestic conclusion on the fourth stanza. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook