Laßt uns loben unsern Gott und Vater

(Note: the “ß” in some of these German words is an ess-tzett. It is equivalent to a double “s” and is pronounced as a double “s.”)

Here is another song we used in 1988 in the Zeltmissionen in Stolberg, Borken, Ingelheim, and Bebra. We also used it (along with the others I’ve posted) in 1989 in Westerstede, where our Aachener friends Angie and Trippi joined us for another Zeltmission!

This one is very much like the typical “Praise and Worship” (Lobpreis) music used in most American Evangelical churches today. The text is a paraphrase of Psalm 148. (Hier gibt Psalm 148 auf Deutsch.)

Sonne, Mond und Sterne,
Wellen, Meer und Sand
sind Zeugen seiner Herrlichkeit,
seiner Schöpferhand.
Jeder kleine Kieselstein, jeder Tropfen Tau
preist Gottes Größe und Macht!

Refrain:
Laßt uns loben unsern Gott und Vater,
laßt uns preisen und anbeten den Herrn!
Seine Liebe endet nie, jetzt und ewig währet sie.
Laßt uns preisen und lobsingen dem Herrn!

Vögel, Bäume, Blumen,
Himmel, Erde, Land
sind Zeugen seiner Herrlichkeit,
seiner Schöpferhand.
Jeder Regentropfen, jedes Schneekristall
preist Gottes Größe und Macht! (Refrain)

Wir als seine Kinder
wissen uns geliebt;
sind sicher, daß er an uns denkt,
unsre Schuld vergibt.
Er kennt uns mit Namen, weiß, wie es uns geht.
Treu und gerecht ist der Herr! (Refrain)

Sun, moon, and stars,
Waves, ocean, and sand,
Are signs of his glory,
His creative hand!
Every little hailstone, every drop of sleet,
Worships God’s greatness and might!

(Refrain:)
Let us praise our God and Father,
Let us worship and adore the Lord!
His love never ends: it keeps us now and forever.
Let us worship and sing praise to the Lord!

Birds, trees, flowers,
Sky, ground, land,
Are signs of his glory,
His creative hand!
Every raindrop, every snowflake,
Worships God’s greatness and might! (Refrain)

We, as his children,
Know we are loved;
We are confident that he is mindful of us,
And he forgives our guilt.
He knows us by name, knows how we are (knows what concerns us),
Faithful and righteous is the Lord! (Refrain)

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4 Responses to Laßt uns loben unsern Gott und Vater

  1. GuessWho says:

    An environmental one–ahead of its time. It can be hard to love hailstones and sleet! I love the German for Creator’s hand: “Schöpferhand.”

    I’m somewhat confused (not a rare condition). Wasn’t 1989 the year of the Tiananmen Square protests? Wasn’t there a Samford contingent in China at the time had hightail it out of there? Was this another leg of the tour that started in Germany, or am I thinking of another group? I think I saw a slightly cowardly looking TPB leaving China in a photo that circulated in the media. But, what would he be doing there at the time (A Capella Choir alumni ?) ??

  2. GuessWho says:

    I looked it up. Not much info (are we all getting that old). Seems that the China group was a student exchange. I am still under the impression that a certain music prof was with this group in China at the time of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

    You know, when reunions get to the “don’t you remember that stage” it’s about time to go! LOL

  3. RevJATB says:

    I don’t remember the Samford/Tiananmen Square connection, but I do remember the confusion over the “teacher on the shuttle.”

    At the time the Challenger exploded, there was construction going on at SU and the faculty were having to park across Lakeshore Drive. There was a shuttle that was driving them back and forth to campus. The day Challenger blew up, one of our friends (I can’t remember who) went to class, and the professor told them that the shuttle had blown up and a teacher was killed. Our friend (REALLY wish I could remember who!) thought it was the shuttle going back and forth across Lakeshore, and the teacher was an SU faculty member.

  4. GuessWho says:

    It was amazing how fast news and gossip would transverse SU (we didn’t need email alerts and text messaging). I had a lesson moments after Challenger blew up and Uncle Don had already heard about it during a between lessons dash to the administration building and told me. I can think of 4 gals and 2 guys that the shuttle misapprehension would be typical of. 🙂

    While we’re stompin’ down memory lane . . . sometime the right topics will arise for me to write about two SU stories involving me: the Infamous Hanging of the Greens Incident (co-starring Paul M.) and the Infamous Piano Moving Fiasco (co-starring a reader of this blog).

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