Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,
to the throne thy tribute bring;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore God's praises sing.
Praise the everlasting King.
Praise the Lord for grace and favor
to all people in distress;
praise God, still the same as ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Glorious now God's faithfulness.
Fatherlike, God tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame God knows;
motherlike, God gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
Widely yet God's mercy flows.
Angels in the heights, adoring,
you behold God face to face;
saints triumphant, now adoring,
gathered in from every race.
Praise with us the God of grace.
- Henry F. Lyte -
A life of praise and an inner joy and contentment are interwoven -
they are complimentary.
Such a life is the result of being absorbed with God.
For such an individual the pursuit of God's glory,
the lordship of Christ,
and the worship and praise of our Creator-Redeemer
become a natural way of living.
To this person the blessings of God never become commonplace.
Although Henry F. Lyte,
the author of this hymn text,
experienced many difficulties in life, including a frail body,
this hymn helps us realize that we as believers
can rise above our problems and lift voices of praise
in spite of any circumstances.
- Amazing Grace - Kenneth W. Osbeck -
Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation:
and David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power,
and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:
for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine;
thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all;
and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great,
and to give strength unto all.
Now therefore, our God, we thank thee,
and praise thy glorious name.
- 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 -
Have a most blessed Lord's Day!