Praise, my soul, the King of heaven


Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet thy tribute bring;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore his praises sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
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:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame he knows;
in his hand he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Widely yet his mercy flows.

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.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace.


Words: Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847), 1834

MIDI: Lauda anima (also known as "Praise, my soul") (John Goss, 1800-1880)

Meter: 87 87 87

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 198 Benediction  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 239 St. Thomas (Webbe)  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 529 Davies  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 529 Lauda anima, Stainer  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 529 Lauda anima, Alleluia dulce carmen  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 484 Lauda anima  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 249 Triumph (Civitas Regis)  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 298 Lauda anima, Alleluia dulce carmen  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 388    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 580 Lauda anima  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 458 Lauda anima  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 458 Lauda anima  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 458 Lauda anima, Alleluia dulce carmen  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 458 Lauda anima  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 458 Lauda anima, Alleluia dulce carmen  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 458 Lauda anima, Smart  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 532 Lauda anima, Alleluia dulce carmen  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 401 Lauda anima  
The English Hymnal, 1906 470 Lauda anima  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 601 Lauda anima, Regent Square, Hallelujah (Lowe), Kensington New  
The Hymnal 1916 258 Lauda anima  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 510 Lauda anima, Kensington New  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 479 Lauda anima, Triumph (Civitas Regis)  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
435 Lauda anima  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 276 Lauda anima, St. Thomas (Webbe)  
Songs of Praise, 1925 342 Lauda anima  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 623 Lauda anima  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 353 Lauda anima  
The Hymnal 1940 282 Lauda anima  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 365 Lauda anima  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 108 Lauda anima  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 481 Lauda anima  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 247 Lauda anima  
The Hymn Book 1971 030 Lauda anima  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 068 Lauda anima  
The Hymnal 1982 410 Lauda anima  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 192 Lauda anima  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 436 Lauda anima  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 038 Lauda anima  
Church Family Worship, 1988 459 Lauda anima  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 422 Lauda anima  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 381 Lauda anima  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 134 Lauda anima  
Sing Glory, 1999 093 Lauda anima  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 560 Lauda anima  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 555 Lauda anima  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 565 Lauda anima  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 366 Lauda anima  

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