Sing praise to god who reigns above
This is my 4th hymn setting, based on the text of Hymn #15 in the Presbyterian hymnal, by Johann J. Schütz (1640 - 1690), translation by Frances E. Cox (1812 - 1897)  
This melody really obsessed me for several weeks, and I’m letting you in on my process! 
The initial melodic & harmonic sketch was composed on 11/29/19, and appeared to be a super fit for the text of Hymn #15 (below) in the Presbyterian hymnal, by Johann J. Schütz (1640 - 1690), translation by Francis E. Cox (1812-1897), with exception of one phrase. 
Below is the finished sketch, completed on 12/21/19.  I completed the extra phrase before the final declaration, and am excited it works well as a nice harmonic bridge, before the final cadence - and astonishingly, it fits the spirit of the words just like it should (in my opinion)!  The audio track below is a version that will be coming for solo voice and piano accompaniment.
I am also working on an adaptation of this tune to fit "O Little Town of Bethlehem!!"  Stay tuned for that!

Hymn #15 - Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above:
1. Sing praise to God who reigns above, The God of all creation,
The God of power, the God of love,  The God of our salvation;
With healing balm my soul He fills, And every faithless murmur stills:
To God all praise and glory!
2. What God's almighty power hath made, His gracious mercy keepeth;
By morning glow or evening shade, His watchful eye ne'er sleepeth;
Within the kingdom of His might, Lo! all is just and all is right:
To God all praise and glory!
3. The Lord is never far away, But, through all grief distressing,
An everpresent help and stay, Our peace, and joy, and blessing;
As with a mother's tender hand, He leads His own, His chosen band:
To God all praise and glory!
4. Thus, all my toilsome way along, I sing aloud Thy praises,
That men may hear the grateful song My voice unwearied raises;
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart, Both soul and body bear your part:
To God all praise and glory!

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