778b. Sing praise to God who reigns above

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!

2 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!

3 Thus all my gladsome way along
I sing aloud thy 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!

Text Information
First Line: Sing praise to God who reigns above
German Title: Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut
Author: Johann Jakob Schütz (1640-1690)
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812-1897) (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 887
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: God: Presence of; Music and Song; Praise
Tune Information
Name: LUTHER'S HYMN
Harmonizer: William Henry Monk (1823-1889) (1861, 1875)
Meter: 87 87 887
Key: G Major
Source: Later form of melody in Geistliche Lieder, 1533
Notes: A version in a lower key is found at 473.



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