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Hymn of the Week: ‘Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven’

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 07/22/17

An oldie but a goodie, with a nice Anglican flair.

This was our entrance processional this week. Wikipedianotes:

Its text, which draws from Psalm 103, was written by 19th century Anglican clergyman Henry Francis Lyte. The hymn is frequently sung in the United Kingdom and was used in the 1947 royal wedding of H.R.H. the Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The lyrics:

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven; To His feet thy tribute bring. Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, Who like thee His praise should sing Praise Him ! Praise Him! Praise the everlasting King. Praise Him for His grace and favour To our fathers in distress. Praise Him still the same for ever, Slow to chide, and swift to bless Praise Him ! Praise Him! 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. Praise Him ! Praise Him ! Widely as His mercy flows Angels, in the height 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 with us the God of grace.

They don’t write ’em like that anymore, do they?

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