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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889071
I’ll Praise My Maker with My BreathRev. Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
071aMonmouthGabriel Davis (circa 1768-1824)8.8.8.8.8.8.
071bDresdenSwiss Melody8.8.8.8.8.8.

1I’ll praise my Maker with my breath,
And when my voice is lost in death
Praise shall employ my nobler powers:
My days of praise shall ne’er be past,
While life and thought and being last,
Or immortality endures.
2Why should I make a man my trust?
Princes must die and turn to dust!
Vain is the help of flesh and blood:
Their breath departs, their pomp and power
And thoughts all vanish in an hour,
Nor can they make their promise good.
3Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israel’s God: He made the sky,
And earth, and seas, with all their train!
His truth forever stands secure;
He saves the oppressed, He feeds the poor,
And none shall find His promise vain.
4The Lord hath eyes to give the blind;
The Lord supports the sinking mind;
He sends the laboring conscience peace:
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow and the fatherless,
And grants the prisoner sweet release.
5I’ll praise Him while He lends me breath,
And when my voice is lost in death
Praise shall employ my nobler powers:
My days of praise shall ne’er be past,
While life, and thought, and being last,
Or immortality endures.
Deuteronomy10:17,1817 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: 18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
Deuteronomy33:3Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
Job36:3I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Psalm1:3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalm5:11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Psalm7:17I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
Psalm9:1I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
Psalm16:1Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
Psalm34:1I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm40:4Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Psalm57:7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
Psalm71:3-143 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress. 4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth. 6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee. 7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. 8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day. 9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. 10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together, 11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him. 12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help. 13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt. 14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
Psalm84:12O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
Psalm104:33I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Psalm107:31Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm118:8It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Psalm118:28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
Psalm121:2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
Psalm146:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. 2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. 3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. 5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: 6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever: 7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners: 8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: 9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. 10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalm146:2While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
Psalm146:5Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
Isaiah12:5,65 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. 6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
Isaiah25:1O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Philippians4:20Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews13:15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

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