AZMON

Adapter: Lowell Mason

Dr. Lowell Mason (the degree was conferred by the University of New York) is justly called the father of American church music; and by his labors were founded the germinating principles of national musical intelligence and knowledge, which afforded a soil upon which all higher musical culture has been founded. To him we owe some of our best ideas in religious church music, elementary musical education, music in the schools, the popularization of classical chorus singing, and the art of teaching music upon the Inductive or Pestalozzian plan. More than that, we owe him no small share of the respect which the profession of music enjoys at the present time as contrasted with the contempt in which it was held a century or more ago. In fact, the… Go to person page >

Composer: C. G. Gläser

Carl Gotthilf Glaser; b. 1784, Weissenfels; d. 1829, Barmen Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: C. G. Gläser (1828)
Adapter: Lowell Mason
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 51122 32123 34325
Key: A♭ Major/G Major or modal

Texts

O for a Thousand Tongues

O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!

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Notes

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of Canaan, appears in Numbers 34:4-5.

AZMON is the preferred tune for this text in the United States. The British often use RlCHMOND (335), which offers a descant, or LYNGHAM (404), a fuguing tune. Either of these would make fine alternate tunes.

This great hymn of praise and rejoicing calls for exuberant singing and strong, full accompaniment. Assign some stanzas to antiphonal groups singing in harmony; reserve the final stanza for unison with descant.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #11
Text: My God, How Wonderful You Are
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #216
Text: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #69
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The Cyber Hymnal #130
Text: All Nature Feels Attractive Power
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The Cyber Hymnal #451
Text: Behold the Love, the Generous Love
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The Cyber Hymnal #1000
Text: Come, Let Us Join with Faithful Souls
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The Cyber Hymnal #2096
Text: Hail Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
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The Cyber Hymnal #2716
Text: In All My Lord's Appointed Ways
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The Cyber Hymnal #2904
Text: I Love the Lord Who Heard My Cry
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The Cyber Hymnal #3445
Text: Jesus, Thine All Victorious Love
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The Cyber Hymnal #3658
Text: Let Him to Whom We Now Belong
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The Cyber Hymnal #4249
Text: My Heart Rejoices in Thy Name
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The Cyber Hymnal #4412
Text: My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
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The Cyber Hymnal #4815
Text: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
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The Cyber Hymnal #5344
Text: O Savior, Whom This Holy Morn
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The Cyber Hymnal #5748
Text: Rejoice in God
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The Cyber Hymnal #5750
Text: Rejoice, Ye Righteous, in the Lord
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The Cyber Hymnal #5902
Text: The Savior Calls
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The Cyber Hymnal #6169
Text: Servant of All, to Toil for Man
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The Cyber Hymnal #6670
Text: A Thousand Oracles Divine
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The Cyber Hymnal #7181
Text: We Bear the Strain of Earthly Care
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The Cyber Hymnal #9674
Text: Buried Beneath The Yielding Wave
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The Cyber Hymnal #9763
Text: Come, Happy Souls, Approach Your God
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The Cyber Hymnal #9821
Text: Our Lord, You Stood In Pilate's Hall
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The Cyber Hymnal #10031
Text: Thy Breath, O Lamb, As Rushing Wind
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The Cyber Hymnal #10705
Text: O God! To Thee Our Hearts Would Pay
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #501
Text: Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
The United Methodist Hymnal #57
Text: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
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The United Methodist Hymnal #422
Text: Jesus, Thine All-Victorious Love
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Worship and Rejoice #96
Text: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #11
African American Heritage Hymnal #184TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #181
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #195
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #372
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #381
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #427
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #11TextFlexScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #216TextFlexScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #268TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #136
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #209Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #249
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #332Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #520
Chalice Hymnal #5Text
Chalice Hymnal #683
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #69Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #491Text
Common Praise (1998) #230Page Scan
Community of Christ Sings #92aTune Info
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #176TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #452
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #886TextPage Scan
Global Songs for Worship #1
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #63Text InfoFlexScoreAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #372Text InfoAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #610Text InfoAudio
Great Songs of the Church #2
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #72
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #493TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #74
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #360
Hymns of Faith #45TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #47Page Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #19
Hymns of Truth & Light #39
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #438
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #544
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #590Audio
Living Hymns #10
Lutheran Service Book #528TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #697
Lutheran Worship #350TextPage Scan
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #1
Moravian Book of Worship #320Text
Moravian Book of Worship #548TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #62Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #386Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #466TextPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #585b
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #501Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #19
Rejoice Hymns #20
Rejoice in the Lord #363TextPage Scan
Renew! #32TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #53TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #250
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #15Text
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #120aText
Sing Joyfully #93Text
Sing Joyfully #396TextPage Scan
Sing With Me #42TextPage Scan
Sing! A New Creation #66AudioPage Scan
Singing the New Testament #177
Singing the New Testament #231
Small Church Music #624Audio
Small Church Music #694Audio
Songs for Life #19TextPage Scan
Songs for Suffering Saints: Thirty-two original hymns set to existing tunes #16
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #27
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #158
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #21Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #221Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #650TextFlexScore
The Christian Life Hymnal #49
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #299
The Cyber Hymnal #130TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #451TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1000TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2096TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2716TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2904TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3445TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3658TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4249TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4412TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4815TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5344TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5748TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5750TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5902TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6169TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6670TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7181TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9674TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9763TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9821ScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10031TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10705TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #76Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #440Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #587TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #42Text
The New Century Hymnal #383Text
The New Century Hymnal #575
The New National Baptist Hymnal #17
The United Methodist Hymnal #57TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #58bFlexScore
The United Methodist Hymnal #59
The United Methodist Hymnal #422TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #608
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #33Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #34
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #35Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #36
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #37
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #38
The Worshiping Church #130TextFlexScorePage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #164TextFlexScore
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #326TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #697
With One Voice #745
Worship (3rd ed.) #586
Worship (4th ed.) #787
Worship (4th ed.) #889
Worship (4th ed.) #915
Worship and Rejoice #96TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #275
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #79
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #143
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #294
賛美歌 21 (Sanbika 21) #4
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #226
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