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16. O That I Had a Thousand Voices

Text Information
First Line: O that I had a thousand voices
Title: O That I Had a Thousand Voices
Author: Johann Mentzer (1704)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Creation; Praise; Providence
Source: trans. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.
Copyright: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House
Tune Information
Name: O DASS ICH TAUSEND ZUNGEN HÄTTE
Composer (attributed to): Johann B. König (1738)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Harmonischer Liederschatz, 1738


Text Information:

The German original of this hymn contained too many stanzas to sustain a unified theme. The four selected here place humankind in the midst of creation and form an effective song of praise to the Creator. As the tune name suggests, the music was later composed for these words.


Media
Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
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