Sunday, November 20, 2011

Praise to the King


  1. Great hymn. Very appropriate for today. Thank you.

    God bless.

  2. I love it too, and have been singing it while doing laundry this evening. I did seem to replace "temple" with "altar". I thought that this version was changed from the Catholic version. But found out it was probably more because I went to Divine Liturgy this morning, and then to Mass this evening, and maybe it was because I participated in the sacrifice at the altar twice?

    Here are the lyrics from the Oremus Hymnal:
    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
    O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation!
    All ye who hear,
    now to his temple draw near;
    praise him in glad adoration.

    Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
    shelters thee under his wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
    Hast thou not seen
    how thy desires ever have been
    granted in what he ordaineth?

    Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
    surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
    Ponder anew
    what the Almighty can do,
    if with his love he befriend thee.

    Praise to the Lord, who, when tempests their warfare are waging,
    who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
    biddeth them cease,
    turneth their fury to peace,
    Whirlwinds and waters assuaging.

    Praise to the Lord, who, when darkness of sin is abounding,
    who, when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
    sheddeth his light,
    chaseth the horrors of night,
    saints with his mercy surrounding.

    Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore him!
    All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him.
    Let the amen
    sound from his people again,
    gladly for all we adore him.