Above the clear blue sky

Above the clear blue sky

Author: John Chandler (1841)
Tune: CHILDREN'S VOICES
Published in 111 hymnals

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Representative Text

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!

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!

O blessèd 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!

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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!

Amen.



Source: The Hymnal: as authorized and approved by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1916 #353

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 >

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Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d9

Book of Common Praise #d7

Carmina for Social Worship #d4

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #8

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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #146

Children's Hymns with Tunes #d3

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #599

Church Hymns with Tunes #565

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Consecrated Hymns #18

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #687

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d2

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Hosanna for the Sunday School #40

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #811

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #655

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #655

Hymnal for children #d2

Hymnal for Schools #d2

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d10

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #575

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #336

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d3

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #290

Hymns of the Centuries: Sunday School Edition #d2

Hymns with Music for Children #d2

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In Excelsis for School and Chapel #290

In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d4

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In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #762

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Junior Carols: a collection of sacred songs for Junior Societies, Sunday Schools, the Home Circle #3

Little Children's Book #d2

Little Children's Book: for Schools and Families #d2

Melody for the Sunday School #d2

Modern Festival Music, Book 1 #d1

Notes of Triumph, for the Sunday School #d3

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Notes of Triumph: for the Sunday School #172

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1191

Our Best Endeavor #d4

Our Songs of Praise #d4

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Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #139

Praise in Song #d2

Prayer and Praise Book #d2

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School and Parish Hymnal: with tunes #12

Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d6

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Songs Celestial #16

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Songs for Sunday Schools and How to Use Them #131

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d3

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Songs of Praise and Prayer : for the Sunday School and Social Meeting #22

Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d3

Sunday School Chimes #d2

Sunday School Hymnal #d9

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Sunday School Service Book and Hymnal #17

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The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #587

The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d10

The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #587

The Beacon Hymnal #d3

The Book of Common Praise #d7

The Book of Praise #714

The Book of Praise for Church, School, and Home: Selections from the Prayer Book and Hymnal #d3

The Book of Praise for Sunday Schools: Selections from the Revised Prayer Book and Hymnal #d3

The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d2

The Campers Hymnal, Songs for the Out-of-Doors #d2

The Carol #d2

The Chapel Hymnal with Tunes #d3

The Children's Hymnal #d4

The Children's Hymnal #d9

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d4

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #120

The Choral Hymnal #d3

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The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #924

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #106

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The Cyber Hymnal #17

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #552

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d8

The Heavenly Echoes #d2

The Hymnal for Schools #d2

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The Hymnal: as authorized and approved by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1916 #353

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d4

The Institute Hymnal #d2

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #834

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The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal #20

The New Children's Hymnal #d5

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The New Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for Sunday Schools #96

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The Packer Hymnal #49

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The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #30

The Praise Hymnal #d5

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #517

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