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.


Words: Joachim Neander (1650-1680), 1680
trans. Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), 1863;
This translation has been altered many times in the past 140 years. Significant changes will be noted as I work on revising the site.

Music: Lobe den Herren (also known as Praxis pietatis) (Stralsung Gesangbuch, 1665)

Meter: 14 14 4 7 8

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 657 Lobe den Herren  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 404 Hast du denn, Jesu  
The English Hymnal, 1906 536 Lobe den Herren, Hast du denn, Jesu  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908      
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 487 Lobe den Herren  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
     
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925 421 Hast du denn, Jesu  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 626 Lobe den Herren  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 393 Lobe den Herren  
The Hymnal 1940 279 Lobe den Herren  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 382 Lobe den Herren  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 482 Lobe den Herren  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 246 Lobe den Herren  
The Hymn Book 1971 029 Lobe den Herren  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 028, 580 (Catholic version) Lobe den Herren  
The Hymnal 1982 390 Lobe den Herren  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 207 Lobe den Herren  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 440 Lobe den Herren  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 040 Lobe den Herren Text modernized; verses 1-3 and 6 only
Church Family Worship, 1988 089 Lobe den Herren  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 427 Lobe den Herren  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 384 Lobe den Herren  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 111 Lobe den Herren  
Sing Glory, 1999 059 Lobe den Herren  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 564 Lobe den Herren  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 558 Lobe den Herren  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 573 Lobe den Herren  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 365 Lobe den Herren  

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.