Saturday, August 30, 2008

creation calls...

I can't imagine driving through the Rockies...and stopping beside a cold mountain lake...and not feeling the urge to give praise to God.

Here's a hymn that calls us to praise the King of creation...words that were penned over 300 years ago.

Praise to the Lord, The Almighty

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously, made thee;
Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath stayed thee.
What need or grief ever hath failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade thee.

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord, who, when tempests their warfare are waging,
Who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
Biddeth them cease, turneth their fury to peace,
Whirlwinds and waters assuaging.

Praise to the Lord, who, when darkness of sin is abounding,
Who, when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
Sheddeth His light, chaseth the horrors of night,
Saints with His mercy surrounding.

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.


  1. beautiful hymn to match the gorgeous scenery. I so often feel like breaking out in a praise song. . it is within us as believers to do that.

  2. How I agree, these beautiful places (and this one certainly is) just calls the praise and worship out of us.

  3. This is one of my favorite hymns. Praise the Lord...that is just what I want to do in my life today. Enjoy the long weekend. Kathy

  4. What a great hymn..words to ponder..

  5. Beautiful! Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
    Have a wonderful Labor Day,
    kari & kijsa

  6. How wonderful! And, your picture is breathtaking.

  7. Oh, I just love this hymn! And, I really like your post's title: "creation calls"......its just perfect!


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