O exalt and praise the Lord

O exalt and praise the Lord

Author: Petrus Herbert
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 O exalt and praise the Lord,
Laud His Name forevermore,
Gratefully with one accord
With the angels Him adore;
Thank Him for the faithfulness
Wherewith He His witnesses,
Who in heaven are perfected,
Through great tribulation led.

2 May we always have in view
The example of our Lord,
Faithfully His steps pursue,
Giving heed unto His word;
May we tread the narrow path,
Not unfruitful in the faith,
And unto the end endure,
Making our election sure.

3 Let us call to mind with joy
Those who have before us gone,
Who obtained the victory
Through the blood of Christ alone;
That we all may zealously
Imitate their constancy,
Till we too the prize receive
And with them in glory live.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #564

Author: Petrus Herbert

Herbert, Petrus, seems to have been a native of or resident at Fulnek in Moravia. He was ordained priest of the Brethren's Unity in 1562, became a member of the Select Council in 1567, and was latterly Consenior of the Unity. By the Unity he was entrusted with many important missions. He was sent as a deputy to confer with Calvin: and again in 1562 to arrange with Duke Christoph of Württemberg for the education at Tübingen of young men from the Bohemian Brethren. He was also one of the deputies sent to Vienna to present the revised form of the Brethren's Confession of Faith to the Emperor Maximilian II. in 1564, and in 1566 to present their new German Hymn Book. He died at Eibenschütz in 1571 (Koch, ii. 414, Allgemeine Deutsche Biographi… Go to person page >

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First Line: O exalt and praise the Lord
Author: Petrus Herbert

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #564

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #751

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1035

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #922

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