Praise to the Lord, the Almighty


Praise to the Lord
The Almighty, the King of creation.
O my soul, praise him
For he is your health and salvation
Come, all who hear
Brothers and sisters, draw near,
Praise him in glad adoration

Praise to the Lord
Above all things so mightily reigning
Keeping us safe at his side
And so gently sustaining
Have you not seen?
All you have needed has been
Met by his gracious ordaining.

Praise to the Lord
Who shall prosper our work and defend us;
Surely his goodness and mercy
Shall daily attend us.
Ponder anew
What the Almighty can do,
Who with his love will befriend us.

Praise to the Lord
O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath
Come now with praises before him!
Let the ‘Amen’
Sound from his people again
Gladly with praise we adore him!

Words: J. Neander (1650-1680)
Trans. Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)