Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely
words of the "Praise to the Lord the Almighty" lyrics,
Joachim Neander (1650-May 31, 1680),
was born in Bremen, Germany and
achieved fame as a poet, teacher, preacher and hymn writer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
Joachim Neander (1650
to May 31, 1680)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: Catherine Winkworth (1827 - 1878) who translated the words from German to English in 1863
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Wedding Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creations; O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation"
First Publication Date:
Praise to the Lord the Almighty Lyrics
Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creations;
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation:
All ye who hear,
Now to his temple draw near,
Joining in glad adoration.
Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shieldeth thee gently from harm, or when fainting sustaineth:
Hast thou not seen
How thy heart's wishes have been
Granted in what he ordaineth?
Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend thee:
What the Almighty can do,
If to the end he befriend thee.
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 ay we adore him.