3. 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 pain and sorrow stills:
To God all praise and glory!

2 The angel host, O King of kings,
Thy praise forever telling,
In earth and sky all living things
Beneath thy shadow dwelling,
Adore the wisdom which could span,
And power which formed, creation's plan:
To God all praise and glory!

3 What God's almighty power hath made,
His gracious mercy keepeth;
By morning dawn 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!

4 I cried to God in my distress,
His mercy heard me calling;
My Savior saw my helplessness
And kept my feet from falling;
For this, Lord, praise and thanks to Thee!
Praise God most high, praise God with me!
To God all praise and glory!

5 The Lord is never far away,
Forsakes his people never;
He is their refuge and their stay,
Their peace and trust forever;
And with a mother's watchful love
He guides them wheresoe'er thy rove;
To God all praise and glory!

6 When every earthly hope has flown
From sorrow's sons and daughters,
Our Father from His heavenly throne
Beholds the troubled waters;
And at His word the storm is stayed
Which made His children's heart afraid:
To God all praise and glory.

7 Thus all my pilgrimage along
I'll sing aloud Thy praises,
That men 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!

8 O ye who bear Christ’s holy name,
Give God all praise and glory!
All ye who own His power, proclaim
Aloud the wondrous story;
Cast each false idol from His 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
Author: J.J. Schuetz 1515—85
Meter: 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 8, 7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1913
Topic: Worship in General; Worship in General: Prayer and Praise; Creation (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: [Sing praise to God who reigns above]
Meter: 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 8, 7.
Key: F Major
Source: German, 1523



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