Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven, 
to the throne thy tribute bring; 
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, 
evermore God's praises sing. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
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. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
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. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
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. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
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!


kate steeper said...

I remember that hymn from school , we had a headteacher with a booming voice who blared all the kids out , he was so in love with the Lord he scared most of us to death.

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Praise The Lord!!! We should always live a Godly example and have a Merry heart!!!

Thank you for this lovely post, Stephanie!!! :)

God bless you!!! Net

Debbie Harris said...

What s glorious post to the glory of God!
I sure enjoyed the words to this hymn that I do not believe I have ever heard before.
A heart full of praise as we go about our days is so beautiful and so honoring to our God.
Thank you for this beautiful post, Stephanie.

Have a glorious day!

Mary Hutchins said...

Hello Stephanie! Beautiful post as always. Hope you're having a very blessed and happy Sunday.

Ang Smith said...

I always love to hear others' testimonies of praise while enduring a frail body. This is my daily struggle and sometimes I NEED these people's words of comfort, as it can be so hard. Have you read Joey & Rory's story? She was such a huge inspiration before her illness took her away. Thanks for the post. :)

Doniene said...

Wonderful thoughts for the day! A couple of years ago my "word" for the year was "joyful". I was very aware of being joyful at all times...count it ALL joy...

Blessings to you this beautiful Lord's Day!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Stephanie, this is a wonderful hymn that I remember loving to sing...and hearing the marvelous harmony during parts of it especially the last two lines. This is a beautiful and timely post today after such a difficult week for our country, and yet we serve the King of all kings, and he is in control...not only of our country and the world...but in our individual lives...in all the small ways that only we know. We serve a trusting and loving...and caring Father! Praise God! Hugs and love, sweet Stephanie! xoxo

Consider It All Joy said...

Praising the Lord today, for your Sunday morning words of Life! Blessings to you and your family this day! Cindy xo

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, Such a beautiful Sunday post and a blessing. I'm not familiar with this hymn but the words are an inspiration.
Thank you for sharing your heart today. Have a beautiful week ahead.
Blessings to you and yours. xo

Daniela said...

My darling,
you're always in my thoughts and in my heart, and when I come and meet you here, well, my heart is overflowing with the deepest JOY ever, blessed be !

May your new week ahead be peaceful to you and to you dear ones


Xx Dany

Anonymous said...

Hello Sweet Friend...thank you for sharing such a lovely hymn. Your space is a haven midst the chaos that is happening on the Web right now. Thank you. mari

mamasmercantile said...

As always a beautiful and uplifting post.

Marilyn Mathis said...

Your posts are always such a blessing and encouragement. The phrase "A life of praise and an inner joy and contentment are interwoven" is so very true. It is hard not to be joyful when praising and thanking God. Thank you for always posting things that bring heart searching and a blessing. Hugs.

Cheryl said...

Such a lovely post, sweet friend! I loved the last quote the most...it is so true. Made me think of the song, "Give me the roses while I live, trying to cheer me on; useless the flowers that we give, after the soul is gone." We sang that recently, and I was, once again, reminded how important it is to tell our loved ones we love them, to compliment them often, to speak of our deep feelings for them. I have learned through painful experience that regret is a powerful thing, and life and time are very short...I don't want to miss opportunities to do good while I am here.

Simply Linda said...

Thank you sweet friend....have a beautiful week.

magnoliasntea said...

Beautiful hymn, Stephanie! I had not heard it before. Interesting that it was used in Queen Elizabeth II's wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh.
Have a great week!

Lowcarb team member said...

A lovely post Stephanie, and the words of Kenneth W Osbeck are just a perfect way to end it.

Sending my good wishes for the coming new week.

All the best Jan

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness, dearest Stephanie, did I ever need to read these words at this very moment. The words spoke directly to my heart. Thank you for sharing these passages of encouragement. Love to you!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, what a beautiful hymn. Thank you for reminding us of such precious truths.

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post. I thought I knew almost all the old hymns but I don't know that I have ever heard this one sung. I bet it is beautiful. Going to see if I can find it on the internet and bet I can.

Hope you have a blessed Sunday night- xo Diana

Red Rose Alley said...

What a lovely post this is, Stephanie. I think it's true about giving praise and compliments. I think we all need it in today's world, which can be sometimes harsh. Thank you for the prayers, quotes, and gentle reminders you always share with us on your Sunday posts. They really are quite special.

love, ~Sheri

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, this is truly a beautiful hymn...I had forgotten all about it...I found myself humming it whilst reading your uplifting Sunday post, dear Stephanie! How great the Lord is and so worthy to be praised... Oh, that we'd come into His glorious presense with thankgsgiving and praise on our lips and in our hearts! What a Saviour!
Blessings to you on this wonderful new week!

Laura Lane said...

Beautiful as always!

Tamago said...

Such a beautiful post, Stephanie. I especially love the quote in the last image by Osbeck. Very true!

Summer said...

Simply beautiful♥ Happy Monday, Steph ♥

Anonymous said...

Beautiful hymn ~ to have a heart of praise, constantly, and to be content with it all. I like that last quote too. Thanks ♥

Lady Linda said...

Dearest friend, you always do such a lovely job with your hymn and such wonderful graphics. I love the messages too and look forward to Sunday. Have a wonderful week ahead. Know that I think of you often and love ya lots.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Isn't that the most glorious hymn ever! I love the quotes about praising the Lord as a Christian, and sharing the joy and love of the Lord with others now, and not waiting until later to give them flowers. Beautiful, my friend, as always! Such a great and marvelous Lord we serve! Hugs to you today :)

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Lovely inspiring graphics Stephanie. Hope all is well with you and yours. Your blog is a warm and encouraging place to visit. ~ Abby

Regine Karpel said...


Anonymous said...

I am not familiar with this hymn so thank you for sharing it. May the Lord richly bless you and yours this lovely Thanksgiving season.

hobbyloes said...

What a beautiful hymn, to sing the glory of God.
I like this lovely post.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful hymn and beautiful and though provoking quotes too... I love how you share a little about the author of the hymn's. It is so sad that it takes trials in our lives to see how amazing our heavenly Father is and how he pours out his blessings and gets us through every trial that comes our way if we just only lean on him.
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful blog header you have. The gorgeous tea cups, pearls and vintage earrings are delightful!

I enjoyed the hymn, Praise my soul, the king of Heaven! I could park there all day!

Your other quotes are also thought provoking and full of wisdom.

Stephanie, I think of you fondly and sincerely hope your Thanksgiving will be blessed.
I'm finding it very hard to keep up with all my blogging friends. I appreciate your visit very much. I lost my blogroll. It just went away and I don't know why. It did that once before and came back. Go figure! I keep hoping that will happen again, however, I got a new blog template so it probably won't. Blessings to you. Bonnie

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