1 Praise the Almighty; my soul, adore him!
Yes, I will laud him until death.
With songs and anthems I'll come before him
as long as he allows me breath.
From him my life and all things came;
bless, O my soul, his holy name.
2 Penitent sinners, for mercy crying,
pardon and peace from him obtain;
ever the wants of the poor supplying,
their faithful God he will remain.
He helps his children in distress,
the widows and the fatherless.
3 Trust not in princes, they are but mortal;
earth-born they are and soon decay.
Vain are their counsels at life's last portal
when the dark grave will claim its prey.
Since, then on one can help afford,
trust only Christ, our God and Lord.
4 Praise, all you people, the name so holy
of him who does such wondrous things!
All that has being, to praise him solely,
with happy heart its amen sings!
Children of God, with angel host
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #619