97. Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

1 Sing praise to God who reigns above,
The God of all creation,
The God of pow'r, 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, thro' 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 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!

4 Let all who name Christ's holy Name
Give God all praise and glory;
Let all who own His pow'r proclaim
Aloud the wondrous story.
Cast every idol from its throne,
For Christ is Lord and Christ alone:
To God all praise and glory!

Text Information
First Line: Sing praise to God who reigns above
Title: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Original Language: German
Author: Johann J. Schütz
Translator: Frances E. Cox
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Glorify the Lord; Adoration and Praise: God Our Father
Tune Information
Name: MIT FREUDEN ZART
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.
Key: D Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren's Kirchengesänge, Berlin, 1566



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