Scripture Verse

Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 106:1

Introduction

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Thomas H. Kingo
(1634–1703)

Words: Tho­mas H. Kin­go, 1689 (Lov og Tak og ev­ig Aere). Trans­lat­ed from Dan­ish to Eng­lish by Kris­ten R. Kvamme and oth­ers, 1904.

Music: Freu Dich Sehr Trente Quatre Pseaumes de Da­vid (Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land: 1551). Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach (1685–1750) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach
(1685–1750)

Lyrics

Praise to Thee and adoration,
Blessèd Jesus, Son of God,
Who, to serve Thine own creation,
Didst partake of flesh and blood.
Teach me that I never may
From Thy fold or pastures stray,
But with zeal and joy exceeding
Follow where Thy steps are leading.

Let me never, Lord, forsake Thee,
E’en though bitter pain and strife
On my way shall overtake me;
But may I through all my life
Walk in fervent love to Thee,
In all woes for comfort flee
To Thy birth, Thy death, and passion,
Till I see Thy full salvation.