"All Ye Who on This Earth do Dwell"

                    by Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676

                                  Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. All ye who on this earth do dwell,

        Give thanks and glorify

        The Lord whose praises ever swell

        In seraph songs on high.

        2. Lift up your hearts in praise to God,

        Himself best Gift of all,

        Who works His wonders all abroad,

        Upholding great and small.

        3. Since first our life began to be,

        He has preserved our frame;

        And when man's strength was vanity,

        He as our Helper came.

        4. Though often we His patience try

        And well deserve His frown,

        In grace He lays His anger by

        And pours new blessings down.

        5. 'Tis He revives our fainting soul,

        Gives joyful hearts to men;

        And when great waves of trouble roll,

        He drives them back again.

        6. May He adorn with precious peace

        Our own, our native, land

        And crown with joys that never cease

        The labors of our hand.

        7. Long as we tarry here below

        Our saving Health is He;

        And when from earth to heaven we go,

        May He our portion be!

Notes: Hymn #581 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ecclus. 50: 22-24 Author: Paul Gerhardt Translated by: Alfred Ramsey, 1926, alt. Titled: "Nun danket all' und bringet Ehr'" Composer: Johann Crueger, 1653 Tune: "Nun danket all'"
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