Tune: MIT FREUDEN ZART

Composer: Bohemian Brethren’s Kirchengesänge, 1566

Author: Johann Jakob Schütz, 1675; trans. Frances E. Cox, 1864, alt.

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VERSE 1:
Sing praise to God Who reigns above, the God of all creation,
The God of power, the God of love, the God of our salvation.
With healing balm my soul He fills and every faithless murmur stills:
To God all praise and glory.

VERSE 2:
What God’s almighty power has made in mercy he is keeping,
By morning glow or evening shade His eye is never sleeping;
Within the kingdom of His might, Lo! all is just and all is right:
To God all praise and glory.

VERSE 3:
The Lord is never far away, but through all grief distressing,
An ever present help and stay, our peace and joy and blessing.
As with a mother’s tender hand, He leads His own, His chosen band:
To God all praise and glory.

VERSE 4:
Thus, all my toilsome way along, I sing aloud His praises,
That all may hear the grateful song my voice unwearied raises.
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart, both soul and body bear your part:
To God all praise and glory.