"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"
                         by Joachim Neander, 1650-1680
                 Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
        O my soul, praise Him, for He is Thy Health and Salvation!
        Join the full throng:
        Wake, harp and psalter and song;
        Sound forth in glad adoration!

        2. Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
        Who, as on wings of an eagle, uplifteth, sustaineth.
        Hast thou not seen
        How thy desires all have been
        Granted in what He ordaineth?

        3. Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously, made thee;
        Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath stayed thee.
        What need or grief
        Ever hath failed of relief?--
        Wings of His mercy did shade thee.

        4. Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee,
        Who from the heavens the streams of His mercy doth send thee.
        Ponder anew
        What the Almighty can do,
        Who with His love doth befriend thee.

        5. Praise to the Lord! Oh, 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 for aye we adore Him.

Notes: Hymn #39 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Neh. 9:6 Author: Joachim Neander, 1679 Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt. Titled: "Lobe den Herren, den maechtigen" Tune: "Lobe den Herren, den" 1st Published in: _Erneuertes Gesangbuch_ Town: Stralsund, 1665
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