All things praise Thee

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1 All things praise you, Lord most high,
heaven and earth, and sea and sky;
all were for your glory made,
that your greatness thus displayed
should all worship bring to you:
so we praise you, Lord, anew.

2 All things praise you - night to night
sings in silent hymns of light:
all things praise you - day to day
hymns your power in burning ray;
time and space are praising you:
so we praise you, Lord, anew.

3 All things praise you: heaven's high shrine
rings with melody divine;
lowly bending at your feet,
seraph and archangel meet,
know their highest bliss to be
ever praising: so may we.

4 All things praise you, glorious Lord,
great Creator, powerful Word,
omnipresent Spirit, now
at your throne we humbly bow,
lift our hearts in praise to you:
so we praise you, Lord, anew.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #148

Author: George William Conder

Conder, George William, only son of George Conder, was born at Hitchin, Herts, Nov. 30,1821. After studying at Highbury College, London, he became, in 1845, co-pastor, with Mr. Judson, of High Wycombe Congregational Church. In 1849 he succeeded the late Dr. Winter Hamilton as minister of Belgrave Chapel, Leeds, passing thence to Cheethum Hill, Manchester, in 1864, and Queen's Road, Forest Hill, London, 1870. He died at Forest Hill, Nov. 8, 1874. Whilst at Leeds he assisted in compiling the Leeds Hymn Book 1853. He also published in 1874 an Appendix to that selection to which he contribute "All things praise Thee, Lord most high," and " Lord Jesus, Shepherd of mankind." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnol… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All things praise thee, Lord most high
Title: All things praise Thee
Author: George William Conder
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


All things praise Thee, Lord most high. G. W. Conder. [Praise.] Published in 1874, in his Appendix to the Leeds Hymn Book of 1853, No. 6, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines. It is given in many collections, its popularity arising to some extent from its remarkable word-painting. This is a distinguishing feature of the author's compositions both in prose and verse. The hymn is sometimes abbreviated by the omission of one or more stanzas. In Thring's Collection, 1882, No. 249, st. iii. and iv. are thus omitted with advantage.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)




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