O Lord, all glorious, Life of life

O Lord, all glorious, Life of life

Author: Joh. Herm. Schein
Published in 12 hymnals

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1. O Lord, all glorious, Life of life!
To Thee we raise our grateful song;
Lift up our souls from thoughts of self
To Thee, to whom all lives belong.

2. Below all depths Thy mercy lies,
Above all heights Thy love ascends;
Thy providence our path surrounds,
Thy watchful care each step attends.

3. From Thee all good desires proceed,
All holy thoughts we gain from Thee;
The good we do is Thine alone,
Thine shall our heart’s thanksgiving be.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5048

Author: Joh. Herm. Schein

Schein, Johann Hermann, son of Hieronymus Schein, pastor at Griinhain, near Annaberg, in Saxony, was born at GrĂ¼nhain, Jan. 20,1586. He matriculated at the University of Leipzig in 1607, and studied there for four years. Thereafter he acted for some time as a private tutor, including two years with a family at Weissenfels. On May 21, 1615, he was appointed Capellmeister, at the court of Duke Johann Ernst, of Sachse-Weimar; and in 1616 he became cantor of I3t. Thomas's Church, and music director at Leipzig, in succession to Seth Calvisius (d. Nov. 24, 1615). This post he held till his death, at Leipzig, Nov. 19, 1630. Schein was one of the most distinguished musicians of his time, both as an original composer, and as a harmoniser of the… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, all glorious, Life of life
Author: Joh. Herm. Schein



The Cyber Hymnal #5048
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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

A Liturgy for the New Church #d73

A Liturgy for the New Church. 3rd ed. #d73

American Student Hymnal #d227

Christian Youth Hymnal #72

Harmony in Praise #d150

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Hymns for Schools and Colleges #58

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The Book of Worship #12


The Cyber Hymnal #5048

The New Hymnal for American Youth #31

The New Hymnal for American Youth #31

The New Hymnal of Praise #d250

The Student Hymnary #d249

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