Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Servants of the Lord

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1 Praise ye the Lord, ye servants of the Lord:
praise ye his name; his lordly honour sing:
thee we adore; to thee glad homage bring;
thee we acknowledge; God to be adored
for thy great glory, Sovereign, Lord, and King.

2 Father of Christ -- of him whose work was done,
when by his death he took our sins away --
to thee belongeth worship, day by day,
yea, holy Father, everlasting Son,
and Holy Ghost, all praise be thine for aye!

Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #818

Translator: George Ratcliffe Woodward

Woodward, George Ratcliffe, M.A. of G. & C. College, Cambridge; B.A. in honours 1872, M.A. 1875. Has held several curacies and two benefices, and is now (1907) Curate of St. Mark's, Marylebone Road, London. He has translated a number of hymns from the German and Latin, which are included in his Songs of Syon, 1904. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise ye the Lord, ye servants of the Lord
Title: Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Servants of the Lord
Translator: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1910, alt.)
Source: Apostolic Constitutions, 3rd century (from a passage (Greek) in the )
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1923 Schott & Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Used by permission of European American Music Distributors Corp., sole U.S. agent for Wschott & Co., Ltd.



GENEVAN 124 (also known as OLD 124TH) was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1985. One of the best known from the Genevan Psalter, the tune is published in most North American hymnals. By 1564 it was adopted in English and Scott…

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