Beckenhorst, 2010

This tender hymn by Johanna Anderson, now set for SSA, reminds us that in the end we are all frail and broken in the hand of a compassionate God. One of Dan’s best-loved church anthems. Suitable for general worship, a memorial service, or other service of remembrance. Also available for SATB choir.


Praise to the Lord of the small broken things,
who sees the poor sparrow that cannot take wing.
who loves the lame child and the wretch in the street
who comforts their sorrows and washes their feet.

Praise to the Lord of the faint and afraid
who girds them with courage and lends them His aid,
He pours out his spirit on vessels so weak,
that the timid can serve and the silent can speak.

Praise to the Lord of the frail and the ill
who heals their afflictions or carries them till,
they leave this tired frame and to paradise fly.
to never be sick and never to die.

Praise him, O praise Him all ye who live
who’ve been given so much and can so little give
our frail lisping praise God will never despise-
He sees His dear children through mercy-filled eyes.

Tags: Children, Memorial, Worship

Instrumentation: Piano