447. 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 The angel host, O King of kings,
Thy praise for ever 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 keepth;
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!

4 *Then all my gladsome way along
I 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!

5 O ye who name 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
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Schutz, 1640-90
Translator: Frances Cox, 1812-97
Meter: 87 87 887
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Source: German
Notes: Alternative tune LAUS DEO 487
Tune Information
Composer: Michael Fleming, b. 1928
Meter: 87 87 887
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: By permission of the Royal School of Church Music

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