Above the clear blue sky

Above the clear blue sky

Author: John Chandler (1841)
Tune: CHILDREN'S VOICES
Published in 117 hymnals

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1 Above the clear blue sky,
In heaven's bright abode,
The angel host on high
Sing praises to their God:
Alleluia!
They love to sing To God their King
Alleluia!

2 But God from children's tongues
On earth receiveth praise;
We then our cheerful songs
In sweet accord will raise:
Alleluia!
We too will sing To God our King
Alleluia!

3 O blessed Lord, Thy truth
To all Thy flock impart,
And teach us in our youth
To know Thee as Thou art.
Alleluia!
Then shall we sing to God our King
Alleluia!

4 O may Thy holy Word
Spread all the world around!
And all with one accord
Uplift the joyful sound
Alleluia!
All then shall sing to God their King
Alleluia!

Source: The Church Hymnal Revised: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occastions #618

Author: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Above the clear blue sky
Author: John Chandler (1841)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.4.4.4.4
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, they love to sing
Copyright: Public Domain

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