Great God, let all our tuneful powers

Great God, let all our tuneful powers

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham; Author: Hudson
Published in 90 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Great God, let all thy tuneful pow'r
Awake and sing Thy praise.
I'll sing God's praise thro' endless days
And live forevermore.

Behold the love the Savior showed
When He died upon the cross for sinners,
And whosoever will believe on Jesus' word
Shall live and sing His praise above,
Thro' endless days to come,
In heav'n above,
Where all is love,
To live forever more.

Behold the love the Savior showed
When He died upon the cross for sinners,
And whosoever will believe on Jesus' word
Shall live and sing His praise above,
Thro' endless days to come,
In heav'n above,
Where all is love,
To live forever more.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #426b

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

Heginbothom, Ottiwell, born in 1744, and died in 1768, was for a short time the Minister of a Nonconformist congregation at Sudbury, Suffolk. The political and religious disputes which agitated the congregation, in the origin of which he had no part, and which resulted in a secession and the erection of another chapel, so preyed upon his mind, and affected his health, that his pastorate terminated with his death within three years of his appointment. His earliest hymn, "When sickness shakes the languid corse [frame]," was printed in the Christian Magazine, Feb. 1763. In 1791 the Rev. John Mead Ray communicated several of Heginbothom's hymns to the Protestant Magazine; and in the same year, these and others to the number of 25, were publishe… Go to person page >

Author: Hudson

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Text Information

First Line: Great God, let all our tuneful powers
Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham
Author: Hudson
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

PENTECOST (Boyd)

William Boyd (b. Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1847; d. Paddington, England, 1928) composed PENTECOST in 1864 for the hymn text "Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire"; it was published in 1868 in Thirty-Two Hymn Tunes Composed by Members of the University of Oxford. The name PENTECOST derives from the subjec…

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FILLMORE (Reese)


MITFORD


Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9592
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9592

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The Sacred Harp #426b

The Sacred Harp #434

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