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26. Earth and All Stars!

Text Information
First Line: Earth and all stars!
Title: Earth and All Stars!
Author: Herbert Frederick Brokering (1964)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 4.5.7.D with refrain
Scripture: Psalm 96:1; Psalm 98:1; Psalm 98:7-8; Psalm 148
Topic: Creation; Music and the Arts; Praise (3 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing to the Lord a new song!
Copyright: © 1968 Augsburg Publishing House (admin. Augsburg Fortress)
Tune Information
Composer: David N. Johnson (1968)
Meter: 4.5.7.D with refrain
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © 1968 Augsburg Publishing House (admin. Augsburg Fortress)

Text Information:

This lively text was written for the 90th anniversary of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Echoing Psalm 98, it is a prime example of a 20th-century hymn style based on phrases rather than complete sentences. The exuberant tune was created expressly for these words.

Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
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