Number: 253
Title: Psalm 146 I'll Praise My Maker
Composer: alt. 1988Attr. Matthaus Greiter (c.1500-1552) Harm. Vicar Earle Copes, 1964
Author: Isaac Watts Adapt. John Wesley, 1736;
Scripture: Psalm 146
Theme: Psalms

Lyrics:
1.  I'll praise my Maker while I've 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.

2.  How happy they whose hopes rely
    On Israel's God, who made the sky
    And earth and seas with all their train;
    Whose truth forever stands secure,
    Who saves the oppressed and feeds the poor,
    And none shall find God's promise vain.

3.  The Lord pours eyesight on the blind;
    The Lord supports the fainting mind
    And sends the laboring conscience peace.
    God helps the stranger in distress,
    The widowed and the parentless,
    And grants the prisoner sweet release.

4.  I'll praise my Maker while I've 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.