315. 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 What God's almighty power has made
in mercy He is keeping;
by morning glow or evening shade
His eye is never sleeping;
within the kingdom of His might,
lo! all is just and all is right:
to God all praise and glory.

3 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.

4 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.

5 Let all who name Christ's holy name
give God all praise and glory;
let all who know His power proclaim
aloud the wondrous story.
Cast each false 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 Jakob Schütz (1675)
Translator: Frances E. Cox (1864, alt.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: The Church at Worship: Praise and Adoration; God-Providence; God-Reign (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MIT FREUDEN ZART
Harmonizer: Heinrich Reimann (1895)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Key: D Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren's Kirchengesänge, 1566
Notes: Higher key, No. 13



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