Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Judith Earl

London, Southwark, United Kingdom

I remember going to All Age and Primary School in Jamaica and all students, including myself- used to this hymm.


United States

Haven't sung this in many years. Learned this song as a little girl in the Baptist Church. I love old hymns and as I get older, I find myself resorting to embracing them more during worship

David A. Sholes Jr.

Terre Hill, PA, United States

Abuja from Nigeria, March 5th...

dito for me

exactly what you said!

And I wake up to something good like this I thank God for putting it in my mind to get my day started.

Hanat Salau

London, United Kingdom

Heard this at he common wealth service, brought me right back to singing this school assembly in Lagos, did not really understand the magnitude then until adulthood Praise be to My Jehovah Hallelujah

Hilda Mukisa

Kampala, Uganda

Every time the Lord gives me something I love and have long prayed for, I just sing this hymn over and over. The line "Hast thou not seen how thy heart's, desires have been granted in what he ordaineth" feels like water down my soul

Among the most remarkable DESIRES has granted: marriage, children, job, home. Yes the Lord grants not only our needs but also DESIRES

Iddo Glory

Abuja, Nigeria

I woke up this morning humming the hymn and decided to search for it and then found it here. The hymn formed part of my early formative years as a believer.

Thank You for having it here.

Chantal Zenaba

London, United Kingdom

This song just popped into my head this afternoon. I decided to sing it but couldn't remember some of the wordings. So I googled it and found it here, this reminds me of my primary school days. It is so uplifting , it is good to praise the Lord. Hallelujah!!!



Woke up early this morning and this hymn popped into my head . Was so happy to have found it as I did not know it’s title . It’s my first time reading the lyrics. Wow! What a beautiful way to PTL!


Texas, United States

I remember being so touched by the words in this song 18 years ago and then again about a year and a half ago: His keeping power, His uplifting power, His sustaining power, His never-failing power. Praise to the Lord, I am impressed again and relieved that God holds true and trustworthy.

This song reminds me of another line from a song I enjoyed at around the same time (approx 1. 5 years ago) as this hymn:

"How wonderful, I never knew, that I could trust Thee so, that Thou would'st be so much to me in all the way I go. That every need Thou would'st supply and all my longings satisfy."

These old hymns are deeply stabilizing and encouraging to me.

James Smith

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

What a delightful and spiritually inspiring hymn. This is over 250 years old. I think the people who don’t listen to “old gospel hymns” are missing a deeper message that could inspire them. The author was considered one of the best post reformation hymnists. Maybe because he was German. 😄 It is interesting to know he only lived to the age of 30. Why would the Lord take him so young?

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