Praise to the Lord, The Almighty, No. 53
1) 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,
join me in glad adoration.
2) Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
shelters thee under his wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen
how thy desires e'er have been
granted in what he ordaineth?
3) Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee!
Surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend thee;
what the Almighty will do,
if with his love he befriend thee.
4) Praise to the Lord, who with marvelous wisdom hath made thee,
decked thee with health, and with loving hand guided and stayed thee.
How oft in grief
hath not he brought thee relief,
spreading his wings to o'ershade thee!
5) 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 fore'er we adore him.
Call Jehovah Your Salvation
Call Jehovah your salvation,
Rest beneath th’Almighty’s shade
In his secret habitation dwell,
And never be dismayed
There no tumult shall alarm you
You shall dread no hidden snare
Guile nor violence can harm you
In eternal safeguard there
From the sword at noonday wasting,
From the noisome pestilence
In the depth of midnight blasting,
God shall be your sure defense
He shall charge his angel legions
Watch and ward o’er you to keep
Though you walk through hostile regions
Though in desert wilds you sleep
Since, with pure and firm affection
You on God have set your love
With the wings of his protection
He will shield you from above
You shall call on him in trouble,
He will hearken, he will save
Here for grief reward you double,
Crown with life beyond the grave
Soul Adorn Yourself With Gladness, No. 421
1) Soul, adorn yourself with gladness,
leave the gloomy haunts of sadness,
come into the daylight's splendor,
there with joy your praises render.
Bless the One whose grace unbounded
this amazing banquet founded;
he, though heav'nly, high, and holy,
deigns to dwell with you most lowly.
2) Hasten as a bride to meet him,
eagerly and gladly greet him.
There he stands already knocking;
quickly, now, your gate unlocking,
open wide the fast-closed portal,
saying to the Lord immortal:
"Come, and leave your loved one never;
dwell within my heart forever."
3) Now in faith I humbly ponder
over this surpassing wonder
that the bread of life is boundless
though the souls it feeds are countless;
with the choicest wine of heaven
Christ's own blood to us is given.
Oh, most glorious consolation,
pledge and seal of my salvation.
4) Jesus, source of lasting pleasure,
truest friend and dearest treasure,
peace beyond all understanding,
joy into all life expanding:
humbly now, I bow before you,
love incarnate, I adore you;
worthily let me receive you,
and, so favored, never leave you.
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God (2x)
the Creator of the ends of the earth
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength