6121. 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. What God’s almighty power hath made
His gracious mercy keepeth,
By morning glow or evening shade
His watchful eye ne’er sleepeth;
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,
God gently leads the chosen band:
To God all praise and glory.

4. Thus, all my toilsome way along,
I sing aloud Thy praises,
That earth 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 own 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
German Title: Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut
Author: Johann J. Schütz (1675)
Translator (from German): Frances E. Cox (1864)
Meter: 87.87.887
Language: English
Source: Christliches Gedenckbüchlein (Frankfurt am Main, Germany: 1675)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ERK, Etlich Christliche Lyeder, 1524; LOBE DEN HERRN, Ihr, Melchior Vulpius, 1609; NUN FREUT EUCH, Martin Luther, 1535; HAVING HEALTH, Etlich Christliche Lyeder, 1524
Tune Information
Meter: 87.87.887
Incipit: 13451 76565 43234
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Bo­he­mi­an Breth­ren’s Kirch­en­ge­sänge (Ber­lin: 1556)
Copyright: Public Domain

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