216. 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 is filled,
and every faithless murmur stilled:
to God all praise and glory!

2 What God's almighty power hath made,
God's gracious mercy keepeth:
by morning glow or evening shade
God's watchful eye ne'er sleepeth;
within the shelter of God's might, lo!
all is just and all is right:
to God all praise and glory!

3 Our God 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,
God gently leads the chosen band:
to God all praise and glory!

4 Thus all my gladsome way along,
I sing aloud thy praises
that all may hear the grateful song
my voice unwearied raises.
Be joyful in your God, my heart!
Both soul and body take your part:
to God all praise and glory!

Text Information
First Line: Sing praise to God, who reigns above
Title: Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Jacob Schütz (1675)
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox (1864, alt.)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: God: Praise and Thanksgiving; Adoration and Praise; Blessings (44 more...)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Maurice F. Bell (1906)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: D Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren Kirchengesang 1566

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