113B. Bless the LORD, O Saints and Servants

Text Information
First Line: Bless the LORD, O saints and servants
Title: Bless the LORD, O Saints and Servants
Author: Michael Morgan
Publication Date: 2012
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture:
Topic: Church Year: Ascension of the Lord; Church Year: Easter; Daily Prayer: Evening Prayer (27 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: NETTLETON
Copyright: © 2011 Michael Morgan, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources
Tune Information
Name: AUSTRIAN HYMN
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: The tune associations for “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” have long been a source of controversy. For some the association with AUSTRIAN HYMN is sacrosanct. For others, for whom that tune is too closely tied to German nationalism, particularly with the Third Reich, the singing of AUSTRIAN HYMN in worship is understandably problematic. Depending on context, congregations may choose this setting or the setting at 87E, set to the tune JEFFERSON, or may choose from any number of 8.7.8.7 D tunes.



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