Author: Erik Reginald Routley, 1917-82 Hymnal: Together in Song #471 (1999) Meter: 10.10.10.10 Hymnal Title: Together in Song Lyrics: 1 In praise of God meet duty and delight,
creatures of earth and heavenly spirits blest:
in praise is earth transfigured by the sound
and sight of Heaven's everlasting feast.
2 In praise meet those with skill in art and crafts,
inspired, obedient, patient, practical;
in praise join instrument and voice and mind
to make one music for the Lord of all.
3 The desert is refreshed by songs of praise,
relaxed the frown of pride, the stress of grief;
in praise forgotten all our human spite;
in praise the burdened heart finds sure relief.
4 No skill of ours, no music made on earth,
no mortal song could scale the height of heaven;
yet stands the cross, through grace ineffable
an instrument of praise to sinners given.
5 So, confident and festive, let us sing
of wisdom, power and mercy there made known:
the song of Moses and the Lamb be ours,
through Christ raised up to life in God alone. Topics: Art and Learning; Resurrection; People of God; Our Gifts to God; Music; Grief; Grace; Glory of God; Festal Joy; Cross; Confidence; Worship Earthly and Heavenly Scripture: Colossians 3:16-17 Languages: English Tune Title: CLIFF TOWN
In praise of God meet duty and delight