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O Lord Most High

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts! (Lathbury)

Author: Mary A. Lathbury (1877)
Tune: [Day is dying in the west] (Sherwin)
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts!
Heav'n and earth are full of Thee!
Heav'n and earth are praising Thee,
O Lord most high!

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #69

Author: Mary A. Lathbury

Lathbury, Mary Ann, was born in Manchester, Ontario County, New York, Aug. 10, 1841. Miss Lathbury writes somewhat extensively for the American religious periodical press, and is well and favourably known (see the Century Magazine, Jan., 1885, p. 342). Of her hymns which have come into common use we have:— 1. Break Thou the bread of life. Communion with God. A "Study Song" for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, written in the summer of 1880. It is in Horder's (Eng.) Congregational Hymns, 1884. 2. Day is dying in the west. Evening. "Written at the request of the Rev. John H. Vincent, D.D., in the summer of 1880. It was a "Vesper Song," and has been frequently used in the responsive services of the Chautauqua Literary and Sc… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts! (Lathbury)
Title: O Lord Most High
Author: Mary A. Lathbury (1877)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English

Tune

[Day is dying in the west] (Sherwin)

William Fiske Sherwin (b. Buckland, MA, 1826; d. Boston, MA, 1888) composed EVENING PRAISE (also called CHAUTAUQUA) in 1877 as the tune to Mary A. Lathbury's text "Day Is Dying in the West." The text and tune were included in the hymnal (1878), and the song was sung at vespers at the Lake Chautauqu…

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Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #660

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #69

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Chalice Hymnal #51

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The Celebration Hymnal #148

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #22

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The Worshiping Church #828

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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