110. 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 grief he gently stills:
to God all praise and glory!

2 What God's almighty power has made
that will he ever cherish,
and will, unfailing, soon and late,
with lovingkindness nourish;
and where he rules in kingly might
there all is just and all is right:
to God all praise and glory!

3 The Lord is never far away,
but, through all grief distressing,
an ever present help and stay,
our peace, and joy, and blessing;
as with a mother's tender hand
he leads his own, his chosen band:
to God all praise and glory!

4 Come, you that name Christ's holy name,
give God all praise and glory;
and all who own 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!

5 So come before his countenance
and leap in exultation;
now gladly pay your due of praise
in joyful celebration.
Take courage in the Lord, my heart;
refreshed in him, play your full part;
to God all praise and glory!

Text Information
First Line: Sing praise to God who reigns above
Author: Johann Jakob Schütz, 1640-90
Translator (vv. 1, 3, 4): Frances Elizabeth Cox, 1812-97 (alt.)
Translator (vv. 2, 5): Honor Mary Thwaits, 1914-93
Meter: 87.87.887
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Assurance; Celebration of Faith; Comfort (5 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Melchior Vulpius, c. 1560-1615
Meter: 87.87.887
Key: F Major

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