603. All Praise to God Who Reigns Above

1 All praise to God who reigns above,
the God of all creation,
the God of wonders, pow'r, and love,
the God of our salvation!
With healing balm my soul he fills,
the God who ev'ry sorrow stills:
To God all praise and glory!

2 What God's almighty pow'r has made,
in mercy he is keeping;
by morning glow or evening shade
his eye is never sleeping.
Within the kingdom of his might,
all things are just and and good and right:
To God all praise and glory!

3 I cried to him in time of need:
Lord God, O hear my calling!
For death he gave me life indeed
and kept my feet from falling.
For this my thanks shall endless be;
O thank him, thank our God with me:
To God all praise and glory!

4 The Lord will not forsake his flock,
his chosen generation;
he is their refuge and their rock,
their peace and their salvation.
As with a mother's tender hand
he leads his own, his chosen band:
To God all praise and glory!

5 All who confess Christ's holy name,
to God give praise and glory!
Let all who know his pow'r proclaim
aloud the wondrous story!
All idols under foot be trod—
The Lord is God! The Lord is God!
To God all praise and glory!

Text Information
First Line: All praise to God who reigns above
Title: All Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Author: Johann Jacob Schütz, 1640-1690 (abr.)
Meter: 87 87 887
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Praise and Adoration
Source: Tr. composite
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Melchior Vulpius, c. 1570-1615
Meter: 87 87 887
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Setting: Lutheran Worship, 1982
Copyright: Public Domain

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