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O God, most holy are Thy ways

O God, most holy are Thy ways

Tune: VATER UNSER
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O God, most holy are Thy ways,
And who like Thee deserves my praise?
Thou only doest wondrous things,
The whole wide world Thy glory sings;
Thy outstretched arm Thy people saved,
Though sore distressed and long enslaved.

2 O God, from Thee the waters fled,
The depths were moved with mighty dread,
The swelling clouds their torrents poured,
And o'er the earth the tempest roared;
'Mid lightning's flash and thunder's sound
Great trembling shook the solid ground.

3 Thy way was in the sea, O God,
Through mighty waters, deep and broad.
None understood but God alone,
To man Thy footsteps were unknown;
But safe Thy people Thou didst keep,
Almighty Shepherd of Thy sheep.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: O God, most holy are Thy ways
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Tune

VATER UNSER

Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…

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YOAKLEY


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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4880
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #4880TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #39TextPage Scan
Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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