Praise to the Lord, The Almighty

“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” was written as a loose summary of Psalms 103 and 150 by Joachim Neander in 1680. He became the first significant hymn-writer in the German Reformed Church, writing 60 hymns. Most of his hymns were written during his time as a hermit living in the Neander Valley. “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” was published the same year in which he died of tuberculosis at the young age of 301. This hymn is one I often find myself humming and is one of my favourites.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,
the King of creation;
O my soul, praise Him,
For He is thy health and salvation.
All ye who hear,
Now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord,
Who o’er all things
So wondrously reigneth;
Shelters thee under His wings,
Yea, so gently sustaineth.
Hast thou not seen,
How thy desires have been,
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord,
Who doth prosper
Thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy
Here daily attend thee;
Ponder anew,
What the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord,
O let all that is in me adore Him;
All that hath life and breath,
Come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen
Sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him

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