Words: Joachim Neander, 1680; trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt.

Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch, 1665

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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is your health and salvation!
All you who hear; now to His temple draw near,
join me in glad adoration!

Praise to the Lord, over all things so wondrously reigning;
shelters you under his wings, oh so gently sustaining!
Have you not seen how your desires have been granted
in His wise ordaining?

Praise to the Lord, Who with marvelous wisdom has made you,
decked you with health, and with loving hand guided and stayed you.
How oft in grief has He not brought you relief,
spreading His wings for to shade you!

4 Praise to the Lord, oh let all that is in me adore Him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before Him!
Let the Amen sound from His people again;
gladly forever adore Him!
rhythm, piano, strings, solo horn, SATB

This setting of "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" is much faster, felt as 6/8. It can be used with rhythm band only, or piano; adding string ensemble + solo horn, or full orchestra (below). Choral parts are simple and can be omitted. Strings can also be omitted.

Key: F

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capo chart

lead sheet

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string score and parts

solo horn part

SATB score

TBB score

live recording (9-29-19)

live recording (9-29-19)

rhythm, piano, low brass trio

uses the same piano score and rhythm as the string arrangement

Key: F

full score

full score and parts

rhythm and full orchestra

Key: F

full score

orchestration (score and parts)