All the world give praises due

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1 All the world give praises due;
God is faithful, God is true;
He to man doth comfort send
In His Son, the sinners’ friend.

2 What the fathers wished of old,
What the promises foretold,
What the seers did prophesy
Is fulfilled most gloriously.

3 My Salvation, welcome be;
Thou, my Portion, praise to Thee!
Come, and make Thy blest abode
In my heart, O Son of God.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #57

Author: Heinrich Held

Held, Heinrich, was son of Valentin Held of Guhrau, Silesia. He studied at the Universities of Königsberg (c. 1637-40), Frankfurt a. Oder (1643), and Leyden. He was also in residence at Rostock in 1647. He became a licentiate of law, and settled as a lawyer in his native place, where he died about 1659, or at least before Michaelmas, 1661 (Koch, iii. 55-56; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie., xi. 680; Bode, p. 87, &c). One of the best Silesian hymnwriters, he was taught in the school of affliction, having many trials to suffer in those times of war. His only extant poetical work is his Deutscher Gedichte Vortrab, Frankfurt a. Oder, 1643. Only one hymn from that volume came into German use. Much more important are his other hymns, which are k… Go to person page >

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First Line: All the world give praises due
Author: Heinrich Held
Copyright: Public Domain



The tune MONKLAND has a fascinating if complex history. Rooted in a tune for the text "Fahre fort" in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) famous hymnal, Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), it then was significantly altered by John Antes (b. Frederick, PA, 1740; d. Bristol, England, 1811) in a Moravian m…

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