|First Line:||Lord of creation, to you be all praise|
|Title:||Lord of Creation, to You Be All Praise|
|Author:||Jack Copley Winslow (1961)|
|Copyright:||By permission of Mrs. J. Tyrrell|
st. 3 = 1 Cor. 2:9-10
“Lord of Creation” begins by voicing praise to God for his mighty deeds (st. 1), and in keeping with the “summary of the law” (Mark 12:28-31; see also 155), it directs each one of us to sing, “I give you my will” (st. 2), “my mind” (st. 3), “my heart” (st. 4), and “my all” (st. 5). Note also the use of paradox in stanza 2.
John (Jack) Copley Winslow (b. Hanworth, Middlesex, England, 1882; d. Godalming, Surrey, England, 1974) wrote this hymn of dedication and first published it in his Garland of Verse (1961). Alterations to the text have been made in various hymnals, including the Psalter Hymnal. Winslow was educated at Balliol College in Oxford and Wells Theological College, and was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1908. After serving at Wimbledon and lecturing at St. Augustine's College in Canterbury, he worked as a missionary in India (1914-1934). He returned to England and served as parish priest and chaplain at a number of churches, including Lee Abbey in Lynton (1948-1962). His publications include The Church in Action (1936), The Christian Approach to the Hindus (1958), and Modern Miracles (1968). His hymns were published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1950) as well as in various other hymnals.
As an offertory hymn; as a hymn of commitment following the reading of the Ten Commandments; as a response to the sermon.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988