Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow
Words: Thomas K en, 1709 / Music: Louis Bourgeois, 1551
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above , ye Heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Praise does not come easy today. Looking ahead to what this day holds brings more worry and foreboding than the inclination to praise. Yet, we are reminded that praise is both our purpose and our calling. James wrote, and I paraphrase here for emphasis–Consider a reason to be be joyful, a reason for praise, when you face difficulties and hard time (James 1:2).
I am reminded of another another song of a slightly different genre than the beloved hymn above. Petra sang this back in the 90’s and recorded it on their album “All Fired Up” —
Somebody’s gonna praise His name
Somebody’s gonna call him “Lord”
It’ll either be you or me, or it’s gonna be a rock or tree
Somebody, somebody’s gonna praise His name
In the midst of very difficult circumstances, praise can be (and should be) my response. That “somebody” should be me!