Bless GOD, ye Servants that attend Upon the Lord's most solemn state

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1 Bless God, ye servants that attend
Upon the Lord's most solemn state;
That in his temple, night by night,
With holy fear and rev'rence wait.

2 Within his house lift up hour hands,
And ever bless his holy name;
From Sion bless thy Israel, Lord,
E'en thou, who heav'n and earth didst frame.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #134

Adapter: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

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First Line: Bless GOD, ye Servants that attend Upon the Lord's most solemn state
Adapter: Francis Hopkinson
Source: Tate and Brady's New Version, "Bless God, ye servants that attend"
Language: English
Publication Date: 1767
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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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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