All Hands And Praise
By Lucia K Haase
All hands and praise up to our God above,
the Lord who looks upon the sons of men-
who forms the hearts of all with holy love,
and sees from sky to land, and glen to glen.
All hands and praise to Christ the Lord, our King,
who gives us Holy Spirit strength of shield
to go the distance with uplifted wing,
and win the fight upon the battlefield.
All hands and praise to Him for our salvation;
He is our only road and only hope
who fills our earthly hearts with great elation,
and gives us daily manna here, to cope.
Lift up your hands and hearts in holy praise-
while walking in the Savior’s loving ways.
‘From Heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind;
from His dwelling place He watches all who live on earth –
He who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
No King is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him;
on those whose hope is in His unfailing love,
to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice for we trust in His holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, Oh Lord, even as we put our hope in you.’