We Will Praise You (Kendzia)

Text overlyaing Paradise landscape with the Creation of the animals, by Jan Brueghel II - Chorus: We will praise you with the sun and the moon, With the sea and all it holds. Earth and heaven sing the glory of God, all creation praises your name. 1 O my soul, bless the Lord; All that lives, bless the Lord. Praise your name above all names; All that breathes, bless the Lord. 2 You trees that grow, the winter snow, You works of God, bless the Lord. The winds that howl, the thunder's growl, Sing the power of his name. 3 The stars of the night, darkness and light Fire and rain, bless the Lord. The cold and the chill, mountain and hill, Praise the wonder of your name.
This energetic hymn of praise  was written by American liturgical musician, composer and performer Tom Kendzia (TBA) and first published in 1998 as part of the Lead us to the Water collection.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Kendzia. This has a 2/2 time signature.  In the key of G, the first few notes are E F G E_ G A B_.

Sheet music is available from OCP Publications.



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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
We will praise you with the sun and the moon,
With the sea and all it holds.
Earth and heaven sing the glory of God,
all creation praises your name.

1 O my soul, bless the Lord;
All that lives, bless the Lord.
Praise your name above all names;
All that breathes, bless the Lord.

2 You trees that grow, the winter snow,
You works of God, bless the Lord.
The winds that howl, the thunder's growl,
Sing the power of his name.

3 The stars of the night, darkness and light
Fire and rain, bless the Lord.
The cold and the chill, mountain and hill,
Praise the wonder of your name.

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