Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

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Joachim Neander, 1680
According to hymnologist Kenneth Osbeck, Joachim Neander has been called the greatest of all German-Calvinist Reformed hymn writers.

Translated from German to English by Catherine Winkworth, 1863
Winkworth brought the German hymn tradition to English through her translations. For a list of her hymn traslations see Hymntime.

LOBE DEN HERREN, by William S. Bennett, 1864
Neader is said to have personally chose this tune for his text. Unlike other hymns who have multiple tunes, this hymn has never been used with any other tune.

Hymn history by Chelsea Stern at Discipleship Ministries

Suggested resource to share with children is Kenneth W. Osbeck’s Amazing Grace: Illustrated Stories of Hymns. This hymn is included in the collection.

The Lutheran Hymnal #39

Osbeck, Kenneth W. “Praise to the Lord, The Almighty. ” Amazing Grace: Illustrated Stories of Favorite Hymns. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications: 1999. p. 50-51. Print.

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  1. Terry Hasch says:

    Thank you! Thank you! We converted to a historical lutheran church a few years ago. Until then hymns were not apart of our worship. We love them now! And like you, could not find any resources to use for our homeschool. I listen to YMB and wanted to say thank you for including Lutheran hymns.

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