LAUDA ANIMA (Goss)

Composer: John Goss

Sir John Goss, b. Fareham, Hunts, England, 1800; d. London, 1880 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Goss (1869)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.4.7
Incipit: 5555U 1D765 43653 42

Texts

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore his praises sing.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King!

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Notes

John Goss (PHH 164) composed LAUDA ANIMA (Latin for the opening words of Psalm 103) for this text in 1868. Along with his original harmonizations, intended to interpret the different stanzas, the tune was also included in the appendix to Robert Brown¬ Borthwick's Supplemental Hymn and Tune Book (1869). LAUDA ANIMA is one of the finest tunes that arose out of the Victorian era. A reviewer in The Musical Times, June 1869, said, "It is at once the most beautiful and dignified hymn tune which has lately come under our notice."

Try singing in concertato fashion: the unison stanzas sung by the congregation and stanza 2 as well as the original stanza 4 (see below) sung by the choir in harmony, preferably unaccompanied.

Frail as summer's flower we flourish,
blows the wind and it is gone;
but while mortals rise and perish,
God endures unchanging on.
Alleluia, alleluia,
praise the High Eternal One.
-based on Psalm 103:15-17

Singers and accompanists will want to emphasize the melodic contours and not the marching rhythms emphasized by the bar lines. Organists, take advantage of Goss's interpretation of the various stanzas by playing the first stanza with solid and firm foundation stops, the second (if accompanied) with quieter sound, and the third with a very legato gentle sound on strings. Then open all the stops for a majestic conclusion on the fourth stanza.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #502
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1001
Text: Come, Lord Jesus, Our Redeemer
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1782
Text: God Is Known Among His People
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3219
Text: Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5633
Text: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6581
Text: Thanks to God Whose Word Was Spoken
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #475
Text: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
The United Methodist Hymnal #66
Text: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #82
Text: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #37
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #766Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #623
Catholic Book of Worship III #565
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #536
Chalice Hymnal #23TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #534TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #502Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: supplement #753
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #160TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #381Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #555
Community of Christ Sings #57
Community of Christ Sings #110
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #565TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #8TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #67TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #318TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #864TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #865TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #613Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #551FlexScorePage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #531Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #619Text InfoAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #620Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #673Text InfoFlexScoreAudio
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #274
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #410Text
Hymnal Supplement 98 #819TextPage Scan
Hymnal Supplement 98 #893TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #65
Hymnal: A Worship Book #297
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #13a
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #9
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #38Text
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #45Page Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #41
Hymns of Truth & Light #19
Hymns to the Living God #192Text
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #464
Les Chants du Pèlerin #5
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #44
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #284FlexScoreAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #571TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #417TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #793TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #443
Moravian Book of Worship #529TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #557
Moravian Book of Worship #637
New Hymns of Hope #10Text
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #517
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #52AudioPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #251Audio
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #478TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #479
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #76A
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #103FTextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #475Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #144TextPage Scan
Renew! #53TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #143TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #4
Sing the Faith #2114
Singing the Faith #83
Singing the New Testament #243
Small Church Music #140Audio
Small Church Music #1022Audio
The Christian Life Hymnal #12Page Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #35
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #536
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #669
The Cyber Hymnal #1001TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1782TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3219TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5633TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6581TextScoreAudio
The Faith We Sing #2114TextFlexScore
The New Century Hymnal #273Page Scan
The New Century Hymnal #567
The New English Hymnal #436TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #66TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #100Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #205
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #206Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #207
The Worshiping Church #26TextFlexScorePage Scan
The Worshiping Church #194TextFlexScorePage Scan
The Worshiping Church #766
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #134
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #179
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #66TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #76TextFlexScorePage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #240Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #312Page Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #399
With One Voice #654TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #530TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #581
Worship (4th ed.) #610FlexScore
Worship (4th ed.) #988
Worship and Rejoice #82TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Song #3029
Worship Supplement 2000 #742TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #42
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #73
Include 61 pre-1979 instances



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