Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”

In Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”“For I proclaim the name of the Lord;
Ascribe greatness to our God!” (Deuteronomy 32:3)

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples.
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
Speak of all His wonders.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done,
His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,

Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
Tell of His glory among the nations,
His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
He also is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
But the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before Him,
Strength and joy are in His place.
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come before Him;
Worship the Lord in holy array.
Tremble before Him, all the earth;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
And let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
Let the sea roar, and all it contains;
Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the Lord;
For He is coming to judge the earth.
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation,
And gather us and deliver us from the nations,
To give thanks to Your holy name,
And glory in Your praise.”
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting even to everlasting.
(1 Chronicles 16: 8-12, 23-36)

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

by Johann Jakob Schütz (1675)
translated by Frances Elizabeth Cox

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”Sing praise to God who reigns above,
The God of all creation,
The God of pow’r, the God of love,
The God of our salvation;
With healing balm my soul He fills,
And ev’ry faithless murmur stills:
To God all praise and glory!

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

The Lord is never far away,
But, thro’ all grief distressing,
An ever present help and stay,
Our peace and joy and blessing;
As with a mother’s tender hand,
He leads His own, His chosen band:
To God all praise and glory!

Thus all my toilsome way along
I sing aloud His praises,
That men may hear the grateful song
My voice unwearied raises;
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart!
Both soul and body bear your part:
To God all praise and glory!

Additional verse:

Let all who name Christ’s holy name
Give God all praise and glory;
Let all who own his power proclaim
Aloud the wondrous story!
Cast each false idol from its throne,
For Christ is Lord, and Christ alone:
To God all praise and glory!

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