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Almighty Father, Bless the Word

Representative Text

1 Almighty Father, bless the Word
Which through Your grace we now have heard.
Oh, may the precious seed take root,
Spring up, and bear abundant fruit!

2 We praise You for the means of grace
As homeward now our steps we trace.
Grant, Lord, that we who worshiped here
May all at last in heav'n appear.

3 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.



Source: Lutheran Service Book #923

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Almighty Father, bless the Word
Title: Almighty Father, Bless the Word
Author: Anonymous (1823)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Church Poetry Philadelphia, 1823, sts. 1-2
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Almighty Father, bless the word. [After Sermon.] This hymn appeared anonymously in Dr. W. A. Muhlenberg's Church Poetry, Philadelphia, 1823. It was repeated in the American Prayer Book Collection, 1826, as No. 39, in 2 stanzas. It is found in several American collections, but is not in common use in Great Britain.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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LES COMANDEMENS DE DIEU

LES COMMANDEMENS (French for "the commandments"), a rich and graceful tune in the Hypo-Ionian mode (major), was used in the Genevan Psalter (1547) for the Decalogue and for Psalm 140, and later in British psalters and in the Lutheran tradition. The first setting in the Psalter Hymnal derives from Cl…

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GERMANY (Gardiner)


Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #126
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Christian Worship #323

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #580

Text

Lutheran Service Book #923

Text

Lutheran Worship #216

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #126

Include 68 pre-1979 instances
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