The Hymnal 1982 372
Praise to the living God
- Max Landsberg, 1845-1928; Newton M. Mann, 1836-1926
- 18.104.22.168 D
- Text Source(s)
- Medieval Jewish liturgy
1 Praise to the living God! All praised be his Name who was, and is, and is to be, for ay the same. The one eternal God ere aught that now appears: the first, the last, beyond all thought his timeless years!
2 Formless, all lovely forms declare his loveliness; holy, no holiness of earth can his express. Lo, he is Lord of all. Creation speaks his praise, and everywhere above, below, his will obeys.
3 His Spirit floweth free, high surging where it will: in prophet's word he spake of old: he speaketh still. Established is his law, and changeless it shall stand, deep writ upon the human heart, on sea, on land.
4 Eternal life hath he implanted in the soul; his love shall be our strength and stay while ages roll. Praise to the living God! All praised be his Name who was, and is, and is to be, for aye the same.