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“Sing praise to him who reigns above,
The Lord of all Creation.
The source of power, the fount of love,
The Rock of our Salvation.
With healing balm my soul he fills,
And every faithless murmur stills,
To him all praise and glory.”
Words by Johann J. Schuetz (1640 – 1690). The original text was in Middle High German and was translated into English by Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812 – 1897).
The scriptural basis of the hymn is the Book of Psalms, specifically Psalm 104, verse 33 and Psalm 121, verses 2 – 4. The hymn was published in the Bohemian Brethren’s Songbook in 1566, alt. The composer of the tune is unknown.
The picture is of the grounds of the Preston Temple, near Chorley, Lancashire, UK, early one evening in August 2010.