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Praise and Thanksgiving

1515The Roman Numerals which precede the German headings to each Hymn refer in all cases to the corresponding Numerals in the "Index of Tunes."(V.--"Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'.")


1616By the title "Original Tune" is meant the particular tune originally associated with the hymn.--See page ix.Original Tune.

Sheet Music

Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'

N. Von Hofe, 1529

All glory be to God on High,

Who hath our race befriended!

To us no harm shall now come nigh,

The feud at last is ended;

God showeth His goodwill toward men,

And peace shall dwell on earth again,

Oh thank Him for His goodness.

We praise, we worship Thee, we trust,

And give Thee thanks for ever,

O Father, that Thy rule is just

And wise, and changes never:

Thy boundless power o'er all things reigns,

Done is whate'er Thy will ordains;

Well for us that Thou rulest!

O Jesu Christ, our God and Lord,

Son of Thy heavenly Father,

O Thou who hast our peace restored

And the lost sheep dost gather,

Thou Lamb of God, to Thee on high

From out our depths we sinners cry,

Have mercy on us, Jesus!

O Holy Ghost, Thou precious Gift,

Thou Comforter unfailing,

O'er Satan's snares our souls uplift,

And let Thy power availing

Avert our woes and calm our dread,

For us the Saviour's blood was shed

We trust in Thee to save us!

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