408. 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 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 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,
the Lord is God, and he alone:
to God all praise and glory.

Text Information
First Line: Sing praise to God who reigns above
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Jacob Schütz, 1640-1690
Meter: 87. 87. 887
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Name: MIT FREUDEN ZART
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Harmonizer: Heinrich Reimann, 19th cent.
Meter: 87. 87. 887
Key: D Major
Source: "Une pastourell gentille," 1592 (melody); Pseaumes cinquante de David, 1547 , and Kirchengeseng darinnen die Heubtartickel des Christlichen Galubens gefasset, 1566



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