Full Text for Lord God, We All to Thee Give Praise (Text)

"Lord God, We All to Thee Give Praise" by Philipp Melanchthon, 1497-1560 Translated by Emanuel Cronenwett, 1841-1931 Text From: The Lutheran Hymnal (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941) 1. Lord God, we all to Thee give praise, Thanksgivings meet to Thee we raise, That angel hosts Thou didst create Around Thy glorious throne to wait. 2. They shine with light and heavenly grace And constantly behold Thy face; They heed Thy voice, they know it well, In godly wisdom they excel. 3. They never rest nor sleep as we; Their whole delight is but to be With Thee, Lord Jesus, and to keep Thy little flock, Thy lambs and sheep. 4. The ancient Dragon is their foe; His envy and his wrath they know. It always is his aim and pride Thy Christian people to divide. 5. As he of old deceived the world And into sin and death has hurled, So he now subtly lies in wait To ruin school and Church and State. 6. A Roaring lion, round he goes, No halt nor rest he ever knows; He seeks the Christians to devour And slay them in his dreadful power. 7. But watchful is the angel band That follows Christ on every hand To guard His people where they go And break the counsel of the Foe. 8. For this, now and in days to be, Our praise shall rise, O Lord, to Thee, Whom all the angel hosts adore With grateful songs forevermore. _______________________________________________________ Notes: Hymn #254 from The Lutheran Hymnal Text: Heb. 1: 14 Author: Philipp Melanchthon, 1543, cento Translated by: Paul Eber, 1554 Translated into English by: Emanuel Cronenwett, 1880, alt. Titled: "Dicimus grates tibi, summe rerum" Tune: "Old Hundredth" 1st Published in: Genevan Psalter, 1551 ______________________________________________________________ This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: robert.smith@ctsfw.edu Surface Mail: 6600 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA Phone: (260) 452-3149 Fax: (260) 452-2126 ______________________________________________________________