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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday's Hymn: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,
To his feet thy tribute bring;
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me, his praise should sing?
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, praise him,
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise him for his grace and favor
To our fathers in distress;
Praise him still the same for ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless;
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, praise him,
Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame he knows;
In his hands he gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes;
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, praise him,
Widely as his mercy goes.

Angels, help us to adore him;
Ye behold him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before him,
Dwellers all in time and space.
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, praise him,
Praise with us the God of grace.

Henry F. Lyte, 1834

More Sunday's Hymns here.

Update: I didn't realize when I posted this hymn that today is Henry Francis Lyte's 215th birthday! I learned that when I read C.W.S.'s post for this day at Conjubilant With Song, where another of Lyte's hymns is posted as well as a single verse from a third of his hymns.

2 comments:

Rosemary said...

I love the words of this hymn, and I love singing it!

Ann said...

It's such a great hymn of praise.