12:38 AM

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

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 Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
praise the everlasting King.
praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
praise the everlasting King.

praise Him for His grace and favor
to our fathers in distress.
praise Him, still the same forever:
slow to chide and swift to bless.
praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
glorious in His faithfulness.
praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
glorious in His faithfulness.

frail as summer's flower we flourish,
blows the wind and it is gone.
but while mortals rise and perish,
God endures unchanging on.
praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
praise the high, eternal One.
praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
praise the high, eternal One.

fatherlike, He tends and spares us -
well our feeble frame He knows.
in His hands He gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
widely as His mercy goes.
praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
widely as His mercy goes.

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 Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
praise with us the God of grace.
praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
praise with us the God of grace.
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i love this song. love love love it. i feel like it covers pretty much everything. yum.
favorite lines: a) "ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven"
b) "glorious in His faithfulness"
c) "fatherlike He tends and spares us, well our feeble frame He knows"
d) "widely as His mercy goes"
favorite ideas: 1) the combination of elements - my lowliness and the King of heaven; stuff as weak and fleeting as "summer's flower" and stuff as strong and permanent as the sun and moon all worshipping this King of heaven; the idea that God is both the King and our Father.
2) the phrase "widely as His mercy goes" is beautiful. i just love it. God's grace is like a monsoon of blessing, blowing through our lives and drenching everything.