6853. To God On High Be Thanks and Praise

1. To God on high be thanks and praise
For mercy ceasing never,
Whereby no foe a hand can raise,
Nor harm can reach us ever,
With joy to Him our hearts ascend,
The source of peace that knows no end,
A peace that none can sever.

2. The honors paid Thy holy name
To hear Thou ever deignest!
Thou God the Father, still the same
Unshaken ever reignest.
Unmeasured stands Thy glorious might;
Thy thoughts, Thy deeds, outstrip the light
Our heav’n Thou, Lord, remainest.

Text Information
First Line: To God on high be thanks and praise
Title: To God On High Be Thanks and Praise
Author: Nikolaus Decius (1525)
Translator (from German): Robert C. Singleton
Meter: 87.87.887
Language: English; German
Source: Gesang Buch (Rostock, Germany: 1525); translation in The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: This translation is sometimes erroneously credited to Catherine Winkworth.
Tune Information
Name: DECIUS
Composer: Nikolaus Decius, 1485-1541 (1525)
Meter: 87.87.887
Incipit: 12345 43233 32342
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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