Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent
words of the "Praise my Soul the King of Heaven" lyrics, Henry Francis Lyte (June 1, 1793-November 20, 1847),
was born in the village of Ednam, near Kelso, in Scotland and
achieved fame as a theological writer, hymn writer and poet.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Praise my Soul the King of Heaven", John Goss (December 27, 1800-May 10, 1880),
was born in Fareham, Hampshire, England and
became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician. He was knighted in 1872.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Praise my Soul the King of Heaven
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Henry Francis Lyte (June 1, 1793
to November 20, 1847)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: John Goss (December 27, 1800 to
May 10, 1880)
Hymn Category: Wedding Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Praise, my soul, the King of heaven, To his feet thy tribute bring"
First Publication Date:
Praise my Soul the King of Heaven Lyrics
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,
To his feet thy tribute bring;
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me his praise should sing?
Praise the everlasting King.
Praise him for his grace and favour
To our fathers in distress;
Praise him still the same as ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Glorious in his faithfulness.
Father-like, he tends and spares us,
Well our feeble frame he knows;
In his hands he gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes:
Widely as 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:
Praise with us the God of grace.