Worship and Praise

1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him,
for He is your health and salvation!
Let all who hear,
now to His temple draw near;
Joining in glad adoration.

2. Praise to the Lord, who o'er
all things so wondrously reigning,
And as on wings of an eagle
uplifting sustaining!
Have you not seen
All that is needful has been
Sent by His gracious ordaining?

3. Praise to the Lord, who has
fearfully, wondrously, made you;
Health has bestowed and, when
heedlessly falling, has stayed you.
What need or grief
ever has failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade you.

4. Praise to the Lord, who will
prosper thy work and defend you;
Surely His goodness and mercy
shall daily attend you.
Ponder anew
what the Almighty can do,
As with His love He befriends you.

5. Praise to the Lord, O let
all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath,
come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen
sound from His people again,
Gladly forever adore Him.


Tune: Ander Thezl Des Erneuerten GesarLg»Buchs, Stralsund, 1665, alt. Text: Joachim Neander, 1650-20; tr composite LOEE DEN HERRENWORSHIP AND PRAlSE'i:a