All Praise and Glory

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This classic seventeenth century German text has been enjoyed for generations. It points us to a vast and glorious God who reigns over all creation yet is also intimately involved in our daily lives. We thank and praise Him for His tender care, His saving power, the joy that He gives, and His comforting justice. What a fantastic thought that there is someone who is actually perfectly just in this universe:
Within the kingdom of his might,
Lo, all is just and all is right,
Finally, after soaking in these great truths about God's character and works, we are invited to "come before his presence now and banish fear and sadness." May all who trust in Jesus heed this advice and approach God in worship with gladness and not with fear; Our sins have been covered by the blood of Jesus and God's wrath completely removed!


Verse 1:
All praise to God, who reigns above,
The God of all creation,
The God of wonders, pow'r, and love,
The God of our salvation!
With healing balm my soul he fills,
The God who every sorrow stills,
To God all praise and glory!

Verse 2:
What God's almighty pow'r hath made
His gracious mercy keepeth;
By morning dawn or evening shade
His watchful eye ne'er sleepeth;
Within the kingdom of his might,
Lo, all is just and all is right,
To God all praise and glory!

Endless thanks shall be to him,
Endless praise shall ring
To our glorious King above.

Verse 3:
I cried to him in time of need:
Lord God, O, hear my calling!
For death he gave me life indeed
And kept my feet from falling.
For this my thanks shall endless be;
O thank him, thank our God, with me,
To God all praise and glory!

Verse 4:
Then come before his presence now
And banish fear and sadness;
To your Redeemer pay your vow
And sing with joy and gladness:
Though great distress my soul befell,
The Lord, my God, did all things well,
To God all praise and glory!

Words by Johann J. Schuetz (1640-1690) & David L. Ward. Music by David Ward.
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