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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Linda Noffsinger

Hoover, Alabama, United States

What a blessing! Please sign me up.


Caroline

Three Rivers, CA, United States

I am delighted to have stumbled upon this wonderful website. I look forward to using it frequently. I wanted to change things up when giving our Lord thanks & had the desire to sing this song, which I often sang as a child at meal time. Being a little uncertain of the 3rd line I decided to research the lyrics. What a wonderful surprise to find Hymnal.net which also provides an accompaniment; and many other old favorites as well!


Brandi

Gautier, MS, United States

I’d never heard the second verse, although I attend a Presbyterian church. I was not raised Presbyterian. I just started attending a Presbyterian church the last couple of years.


Jason Ramirez Gutierrez

Bakersfield, California, United States

Praise the Father who is the source praise the Son who is the course praise the holy Spirit who is the flow let the flow of the Spirit open our hearts to receive the source the course and to overflow with His flowing. Amen!!


Merri

Columbus, OH, United States

I had never heard the second verse although I grew up on this doxology. Praise God, today I did!


Dr. Oluwatoyin Ariyo

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

I started singing this song since 1978 when I was in my Anglican Grammar School, Owo and the meaning of the content has become clearer and clearer each time I sing it. God is my source!


Lucinda

Fulton, NY, United States

I woke up with the doxology on my mind. Praise God.


Jeffery

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Praise the Lord. He deserves all worship and praise. I will praise him through difficult times and circumstances. I will be joyful in Him now and forever. Praise His name forever and ever.


Kate

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

Praising the LORD this morning, remembered this tune & had to look up these wonderful lyrics.


Margaretha

Cleveland, Texas, United States

I have sang that song all my life. I sang the song when I need to be close to him

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.