Praise to the Lord, the Almighty – LSB 790 (Te Deum Conference – 2015 NE)

Rejoice in God’s gift of hymnody, recorded at Concordia University in Seward, NE during the 2015 Higher Things youth conferences.

790 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is your health and salvation!
  Let all who hear
  Now to His temple draw near,
Joining in glad adoration!
2 Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things is wondrously reigning
And, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining.
  Have you not seen
  All that is needful has been
Sent by His gracious ordaining?
3 Praise to the Lord, who has fearfully, wondrously, made you,
Health has bestowed and, when heedlessly falling, has stayed you.
  What need or grief
  Ever has failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade you.
4 Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend you;
Surely His goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.
  Ponder anew
  What the Almighty can do
As with His love He befriends you.
5 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 forever adore Him!
Text: Public domain

Title: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lutheran Service Book #790)
Author: Joachim Neander, 1650-80
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:23-26; Psalm 103:1-11; Psalm 106:48
Source: Ander Theil Des Ermeuerten Gesang-Buchs, Stralsund, 1665; The Chorale Book of England, 1863, alt. (Setting)

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