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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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


Jaime Rodriguez

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

All praise and glory be to our wonderful "LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST"

Amen.


Denis Mulligan

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

I sing praise and gratitude to Him yet again today. I'm having a relatively pain-free day and I praise God! I thank Him for everything He's given me and everything He's taken from me.


Dr Grant Akata

Lagos, Nigeria

A great song that lifts my Soul each time I sing it.


Jerry S Satram

Florence, KY, United States

Years before I became a believer I was singing this song every school day along with the reciting Lords prayer. I now believe the seeds of faith were planted long before I would, through a series of events, become a Christian.

Praise God... from whom All Blessings flow..


Babatunde Onifade

Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

My childhood favourite song in the Baptist Church. Their is no time I hear this song and the Holy Spirit will not sooth my soul and manifest Himself in a Special way in my life. The influence is so magnifying even now.

Forever, he is our God.


Funsho Adegboye

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Soul Refreshing Song


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!

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.