Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

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Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
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Praise God the Father who's the source;
Praise God the Son who is the course;
Praise God the Spirit who's the flow;
Praise God, our portion here below!
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Leigh

Lake Ijackson, TX, United States

I love the old hymns. )I love the new praise songs but I love the old songs too. Thank you for publishing them.


Sandy Nagy

London, Ontario, Canada

I love how the Holy Spirit wells up in us and brings songs to our remembrance.

I just finshed watching a Christian movie. " The Phil Thatcher Story"

As soon as it ended, the words of this hymn came to mind. I began to sing it.

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow..." This was eventually Phil's testimony and it is ours.


David Coote

Aylesbury

To God be the glory


Howard Lai

Taipei, Taiwan

Praise the Lord as the source of all blessing,


Ray

Greenville, SC, United States

I too remember this hymn from my childhood-praise God!


Yvonne

N. Charleston, SC, United States

I remember this hymn from my childhood, but it is not sung in my current church. However, it often comes to mind and brings me such peace and comfort, reminding me always all blessings come from God Almighty and all creation owes Him all praise and thanksgiving. ❤


Melinda

Long Beach, CA, United States

Amidst all the craziness and bad news and worries of the day I awoke singing this song. Then I shared it with me text group of friends so they too could be refocused and blessed. It’s easy to get upset about “all the things”. This world often disappoints, but God never does. When I keep my eyes on Him and stay focused on His truth I have peace. Praise God from ALL blessings flow! Amen!!


Jonny Walker

British, Clwyd, United Kingdom

That second verse is as good an explanation of the role of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as can be found anywhere else! Distinct, and yet co-eternal, co-equal, co-substantial, and co-existant... God!


Richard Housel

Long Island, New York, United States

Ana Lara mentioned in the comments below,

"In 1673 Thomas Ken wrote a book entitled ”A Manual of Prayers for the Use of Winchester College. ” In one of the editions of this manual Ken included three of his hymns that he wanted the students to sing each day as part of their devotions. They were called “Morning Hymn, ” “Evening Hymns, ” and “Midnight Hymn. ” Each of these hymns closed with the familiar four lines we know as the Doxology."

The entire hymns are worth looking at and contain many good devotional thoughts, for example:

Verse 1 - Morning Hymn

1 My God, I now from sleep awake,

The sole possession of me take;

From midnight terrors me secure,

And guard my heart from thoughts impure.

Verse 2 - Evening Hymn

Forgive me Lord, for Thy dear Son,

The ill that I this day have done,

That with the World, my self, and Thee,

I, e'r I sleep, at peace may be.


David Coote

Aylesbury, United Kingdom

To God be the glory

Formerly, God was outside of man and had nothing to do with man; there was a great distance between God and man. However, the Triune God desires to transmit Himself into us. In order for the Triune God to fulfill this desire, God the Father is the source, God the Son is the course, and God the Spirit is the flow (2 Cor. 13:14). This thought is expressed in the second stanza of a hymn in our hymnal: "Praise God the Father who's the source; / Praise God the Son who is the course; / Praise God the Spirit who's the flow; / Praise God, our portion here below!" (Hymns, #8). The Spirit is revealed as the flow of the Trinity in Revelation 22:1. This verse says that the river of water of life, a symbol of the Spirit, proceeds out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of the street (cf. John 7:37-39). This indicates that the Spirit as the river of water of life flows and that this river has not only a source from which it flows but also a course, a way in which the source flows. In Revelation 22:1 the Triune God, the Divine Being, is portrayed as living water in three aspects: the source, the course, and the flow. God the Father is the source of the river of water of life, God the Son is the course of this river, and God the Spirit is the flow of the river. In the New Jerusalem the river of water of life spirals down from the throne in the middle of the golden street to water the whole city. This is a picture of the transmission of the Triune God as living water into the believers. When the Spirit as the flow comes to reach us, the entire Triune God is transmitted into us.