310. 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 is filled
and every faithless murmur stilled:
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
God gently leads the chosen band:
to God all praise and glory.

3 Thus all my gladsome way along,
I sing aloud my praises,
that all may hear the grateful song
my voice unwearied raises.
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart;
both soul and body take your part:
to God all praise and glory.

4 Let all who name Christ’s holy name
give God the 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 (1640-1690)
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812-1897)
Meter: 87 87 887
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Gathering of the Community; God, maternal images; Praise of God
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 887
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Kirchengesänge, Berlin 1566; arr. The English Hymnal, 1906, alt.
Notes: Lower keys 218, 419

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