O God the Lord, to thee we raise

O God the Lord, to thee we raise

Author: Richard Frederick Littledale
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Author: Richard Frederick Littledale

Littledale, Richard Frederick, LL.D., D.C.L., son of John Richard Littledale, merchant, was born at Dublin on the 14th of Sept, 1833, and was educated at Bective House Seminary, and Trinity College, Dublin. His University course was distinguished. In 1852 he became a University Scholar; in 1854 he was first class in Classics and gold medallist; in 1856 he won the Berkeley gold medal (for Greek), and other honours. He graduated B.A., 1855, M.A., 1858, LL.D., 1862, and D.C.L. at Oxford, 1862. Taking Holy Orders in 1856, he was Curate of St. Matthew's, in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, from 1856 to 1857, and of St. Mary the Virgin, Soho, London, from 1857 to 1861. Through ill-health he retired from parochial work in 1861, and devoted himself to liter… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God the Lord, to thee we raise
Author: Richard Frederick Littledale
Place of Origin: Germany


Herr, grosser Gott, dich loben wir. [General Thanksgiving.] Included in Der heilige Gesang zum Gottesdienste in der römisch-katholischen Kirche, Landshut, 1777, p. 105, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines with the refrain,
Herr, grosser Gott! dich loben wir, Bekennen dich, und danken dir."
and entitled, "Hymn for a Festival of Praise and Thanksgiving. On the model of the Ambrosian hymn of praise, “Te Deum Laudamus." Repeated in the Constanz Gesang-Buch, (K. C), 1812 (1825, p. 595), the Trier Gesang-Buch, (R. C), 1846, p. 231, &c. The only translation in common use is:— 0 God the Lord, to Thee we raise. In full, by Dr. R. F. Littledale, in the People's Hymnal, 1867 (signed " A.L.P."), and Porter's Churchman's Hymnal, 1876; and omitting stanza iv. in the Hymnary, 1872, and Dale's English Hymn Book, 1875. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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