Featured Hymn for July 24: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

The opening stanza of this hymn echoes Psalm 103, “Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will! Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!” (Psalm 103:20-22, ESV) This hymn is based, in part, on the Te Deum laudamus, an ancient hymn that is still used in both the Eastern and Western branches of the Church. As this hymn is sung, contemplate the vastness of creation as it worships God continually, in heaven and on earth, past and present, including angels and Christians of all traditions.

View worship notes, composer biographies, historical information and more about this featured hymn at www.hymnary.org.