871. Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good

1 Sing praise to God, the highest good,
the author of creation!
O God of love, you understood
our need for your salvation.
With healing balm our souls you fill;
all our lament with peace you still.
To God all praise and glory!

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

3 We sought the Lord in our distress;
O God, in mercy hear us.
Our Savior saw our helplessness
and came with peace to cheer us.
For this we thank and praise the Lord,
who is by one and all adored.
To God all praise and glory!

4 All who confess Christ’s holy name,
give God the praise and glory!
Let all God's saving pow'r proclaim;
give God the praise and glory!
Cast ev'ry idol from its throne;
God is the Lord, and God alone:
To God all praise and glory!

Text Information
First Line: Sing praise to God, the highest good
Title: Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good
Author: Johann J. Schütz, 1640-1690
Translator: Frances E. Cox, 1812-1897 (adapt.)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Praise, Thanksgiving; Healing
Tune Information
Name: LOBT GOTT DEN HERREN, IHR
Composer: Melchior Vulpius, 1570-1615
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7
Key: F Major



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