♪♪ Praise to the Lord, the Almighty ♪♪
Words:  Joachim Neander; translated from German by Catherine Winkworth 
I first remember singing this song as a teen at Grace Brethren Church
in Winona Lake, IN.  Professor Don Ogden, directing.
Its words are GRAND and REASSURING is our Lord, THE ALMIGHTY, the King of creation!
(Photos are from our excursions into God's creation this past week.)

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 hath fearfully, wondrously, made thee;
Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath stayed thee.
What need or grief ever hath failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade thee.
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 aye we adore Him.



  1. Hello Rebecca,
    Beautiful photos to go with a beautiful song.........I love this hymn too.
    Praise to the Lord and Hope you are doing well hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  2. Beautiful pictures so well accompanied by the verses!

  3. I wish I could sing this song right now with a choir of a thousand people........but I will just sit here and hum it to myself!

    1. I came back to sing (hum) it again - with you!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)