Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

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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;
Sing now in glad adoration!
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Praise to the Lord, who o’er all
  things so wondrously reigneth,
Who, as on wings of an eagle,
  uplifteth, sustaineth.
    Hast thou not seen
How thy desires all have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?
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Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully,
  wondrously, made thee!
Health hath vouchsafed and, when
  heedlessly falling, hath stayed thee.
    What need or grief
Ever hath failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade thee.
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Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper
  thy work and defend thee,
Who from the heavens the streams of
  His mercy doth send thee.
    Ponder anew
What the Almighty can do,
Who with His love doth befriend thee.
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Praise to the Lord! Oh, 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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Tony Ajero

Lagos

Thank you. In the Graduate Theological Seminary in Abeokuta, Nigeria and the Rector suddenly announced this hymn. I turned to this site and voila...thank you and God bless.


Pamela Cushion

Liverpool, Lancashire

I used to love singing this hymn during school assemblies many years ago.

I found myself thinking about the words after I prayed this morning. I was amazed to find it on this site within seconds of struggling to remember all verses. With all are broken dreams, God has created a wonder world!


Yemi

Lagos, Nigeria

Amen


Amelia

Manila, Philippines

Almighty Creator deserves All our praise and worship!

"What need or grief ever had failed of relief"

Let us adore Him!!!


Rose wamuyu

Nairobi, Kenya

Praise God with all what you have. Glory.


Mercy

Praise the Lord!


J. Zimmerman

Elmhurst, IL

Truly, All that hath life and breath, come now…. with Praises before Him!


Bill

Chicago, IL, United States

Ponder a new!!

How often I get stuck in my "sinken thinken" Each thought is yet another opportunity to Ponder a new what the Almighty can do. He did it all. All I have to do is to accept it. Jesus did it all, all to Him I owe.


Jeff Parry

Kennesaw, GA, United States

Our God is our Friend, our Father, our hope, our Redeemer and a consuming fire. I love this song especially where it says He befriends us. Praise to The Lord. Wish more people could know the benovolence and terror of the Creator of all.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

As a [theology] student in Bremen, Germany, Joachim Neander lived a Godless life. Then, when Neander was 20, a preacher named Under-Eyke came to Bremen and Neander was converted.

Four years later he became headmaster of a school in Dusseldorf, and during his time there he wrote more than 60 hymns. Because of his strong Christian views and his evangelistic activities [and his popularity with the common people - Wikepedia], he displeased the authorities and was eventually removed from his position.

Despite the tensions, he wrote many hymns of praise. He often wandered through the valleys and hills near Dusseldorf, communing with his Lord. After losing his position at the school, he lived for a time in a cave and continued to write hymns. He died very young at the age of 30, but he left behind him a legacy of praise to God. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

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While living in Dusseldorf, he liked to go to the nearby valley of the Düssel river, nature being the inspiration for his poems. He also held gatherings and services in the valley, at which he gave sermons. The Neandertal (German thal for valley, modernized to tal) was renamed in his honor in the early 19th century, and became famous in 1856 when the remains of the Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthal Man) were found there. - Wikipedia