Sing Praises

WE PRAISE YOU, O GOD, OUR REDEEMER
(Cory/Dutch Folk Song)

We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator,
In grateful devotion our tribute we bring.
We lay it before You, we kneel and adore You,
We bless Your holy name, glad praises we sing.

We worship You, God of our fathers, we bless You;
Through life’s storm and tempest our Guide You have been.
When perils oe’rtake us, You will not forsake us,
And with Your help, O Lord, our battles we win.

With voices united our praises we offer,
And gladly our songs of thanksgiving we raise.
With You, Lord, beside us, Your strong arm will guide us.
To You, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.

SING PRAISE TO GOD WHO REIGNS ABOVE
(Schütz, tr. Cox/16th century German hymnal)

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 He fills,
And every faithless murmur stills:
To God all praise and glory!

What God’s almighty power hath made
His gracious mercy keepeth,
By morning glow or evening shade
His watchful eye ne’er sleepeth;
Within the kingdom of His might,
Lo! all is just and all is right:
To God all praise and glory!

Thus all my toilsome way along
I sing aloud His praises,
That all may hear the grateful song
My voice unwearied raises;
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart!
Both soul and body bear your part:
To God all praise and glory!