#72 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty


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“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” is a hymn of praise and worship that can be found on page 72 of the LDS hymnal. With lyrics written by Joachim Neander and music composed by Catherine Winkworth, this hymn is a beautiful and uplifting expression of adoration and thanksgiving to God.

The lyrics of the hymn describe the many ways in which God’s love and care are manifest in the world around us. It speaks of the beauty of creation and the wonders of nature, and it acknowledges the blessings that God has bestowed upon us. The hymn also speaks of God’s mercy and grace, and it expresses gratitude for the salvation that is offered through Jesus Christ.

One of the most striking lines of the hymn is “Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth, sheltered by His hand yet evermore reigning.” This line speaks to the majesty and sovereignty of God, and it reminds us of His constant presence and protection in our lives. It also reflects on the fact that, despite the challenges and difficulties that we may face, God is always in control and His rule is unshakeable.

As we sing “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” we are reminded of the many ways in which God has blessed us and provided for us. We are called to express our gratitude and give Him the praise and honor that He is due. This hymn is a powerful reminder of the love and faithfulness of God, and it encourages us to lift our voices in praise and worship to Him.