Great, and high, and holy Lord

Great, and high, and holy Lord

Author: John Bell
Tune: [Great, and high, and holy, Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Great, and high, and holy, Lord,
Heav’n and earth are full of Thee;
Spread abroad Thy precious word,
Let the world Thy glory see.

Refrain:
Raise, raise the ensign far, far and wide,
Out over mountain, hill and plain!
Tell, tell of Christ, the Crucified,
Bring all the world to own His reign!

2 Why in darkness, still and deep,
Should the heathen nations lie,
Afric’s stricken daughters weep,
India’s sons no light descry? [Refrain]

3 May Thy Spirit pierce the gloom,
Scatter night and mist afar;
Save the heathen from their doom,
By the rising Morning Star. [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10183

Author: John Bell

John Bell (b. 1949) was born in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, intending to be a music teacher when he felt the call to the ministry. But in frustration with his classes, he did volunteer work in a deprived neighborhood in London for a time and also served for two years as an associate pastor at the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam. After graduating he worked for five years as a youth pastor for the Church of Scotland, serving a large region that included about 500 churches. He then took a similar position with the Iona Community, and with his colleague Graham Maule, began to broaden the youth ministry to focus on renewal of the church’s worship. His approach soon turned to composing songs within the identifiable traditi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great, and high, and holy Lord
Author: John Bell
Refrain First Line: Raise, raise the ensign far

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10183
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10183

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