Hello Friends~

Rich and I took the kids to Crackerbarrel for lunch. . .consequently I have a short time at home today before going back to church to choir practice.  However, I wanted to share the lyrics to a hymn we sang this morning during the service.  It’s an oldie but goodie.



“Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”
Based on Psalm 103
Joachim Neander, 1680
Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1863

Praise ye 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,
join me in glad adoration.

Praise ye 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 e’er have been
granted in what he ordaineth?

Praise ye the Lord, who with marvelous wisdom hath made thee,
decked thee with health, and with loving hand guided and stayed thee.
How oft in grief hath not he brought thee relief,
spreading his wings to o’er shade thee

Praise ye 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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  1. I love that the words last for hundreds of years and are still fresh and new in hearts.  I adore old songs, well, old everything really.  They have passion and spirit that gets better as the years pass.  Enjoy the last of your Sunday!

  2. shelters thee under his wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!” ~ oh how precious are these words to me this night when I am so weary, I know not how to go on ~

  3. What a great hymn!  I was singing it in my mind and imagining a body of beleivers singing it with joy.  We have an awesome God and He is so worthy of our adoration and praise. Love, Lish

  4. I love this hymn — in fact, my husband and I chose the instrumental version to be played when I walked down the aisle at our wedding, instead of the Wedding March. Steve also wrote the verses out in caligraphy to include in the ceremony program, and we had our guests sing the hymn before the ceremony began 🙂 You have to understand that when we married we were 28 and 32 years old, so we were really praising the Lord for bringing each of us into the other’s life! 🙂

  5. I love this hymn! We sing it often at church and my heart just swells when I hear it! Thanks for sharing the precious words and the gorgeous photo; a testament to His handiwork!

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