My soul, praise the Lord, O God, Thou art great (Bridges)

Author: Robert Seymour Bridges

Robert S. Bridges (b. Walmer, Kent, England, 1844; d. Boar's Hill, Abingdon, Berkshire, England, 1930) In a modern listing of important poets Bridges' name is often omitted, but in his generation he was consid­ered a great poet and fine scholar. He studied medicine and practiced as a physician until 1881, when he moved to the village of Yattendon. He had already written some poetry, but after 1881 his literary career became a full-time occupation, and in 1913 he was awarded the position of poet laureate in England. Bridges published The Yattendon Hymnal (1899), a collection of one hundred hymns (forty-four written or translated by him with settings mainly from the Genevan psalter, arranged for unaccompanied singing. In addition to volumes… Go to person page >

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First Line: My soul, praise the Lord, O God, Thou art great (Bridges)
Author: Robert Seymour Bridges
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

OLD 104TH


LYONS

LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…

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HANOVER (Croft)

William Croft (b. Nether Ettington, Warwickshire, England, 1678; d. Bath, Somerset, England, 1727) was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal in London and then an organist at St. Anne's, Soho. Later he became organist, composer, and master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and eventually organist a…

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Instances

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Hymns #63

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The Council Hymnal #4

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #45

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d210

The Oxford Hymn Book #252

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #6

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #25

The University Hymn Book #d128

Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d165

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