A contemporary melody given to the traditional text “Praise my soul, the King of heaven”. The original text was written by Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847). Melody written in 1997 by Joanne Boyce and Mike Stanley for their album “Imagine a World”. Boyce & Stanley recorded two versions of this song, one on Age to Age: Songs for a Pilgrim People, and the second on Rejoice ‘n’ Sing Volume 2.
He is Lord! He is Lord! (x4)
Praise my soul the King of heaven,
to his feet thy tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven.
Who like me his praise should sing.
Praise him for his grace and favour
to our fathers in distress.
Praise him, still the same forever,
slow to chide and swift to bless.
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.
Angels help us to adore him,
ye behold him face to face.
Sun and moon bow down before him,
dwellers all in time and space.
Words by Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
Music by Joanne Boyce & Mike Stanley
Copyright © 1996 CJM MUSIC
CCLI & OneLicense No. 2248130
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
WHERE TO FIND IT
- Rejoice n Sing 4 CD Audio Collection [Original “Liturgical” Version]
- Rejoice n Sing Digital Song Book (CD-Rom)
- Rejoice n Sing Virtual Song Book
And there’s also the 2007 studio album re-working:
PDF SHEET MUSIC
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