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Praise the Lord! His Glories Show

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1 Praise the Lord! God’s glories show, Alleluia!
saints within God's courts below, Alleluia!
angels round the throne above, Alleluia!
all who see and share God's love. Alleluia!

2 Earth to heaven exalt the strain, Alleluia!
Send it, heaven, to earth again, Alleluia!
Age to age, God’s mercies trace, Alleluia!
Praise God’s providence and grace! Alleluia!

3 Strings and voices, hands and hearts, Alleluia!
in the concert, bear your parts, Alleluia!
All that breathes, your Lord adore, Alleluia!
singing praise forevermore, Alleluia!


Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #33

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise the Lord, his glories show
Title: Praise the Lord! His Glories Show
Author: Henry Francis Lyte (1834)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with alleluia
Source: Spirit of the Psalms, 1834, alt.
Language: English
Notes: In 1836, Lyte published a revised version, where the second verse began: "Earth to heaven exalt the strain, Send it, heaven, to earth again." Al­ter­nate tune: GWALCHMAI, Jo­seph D. Jones, 1868
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Praise the Lord, His glories show . H. F. Lyle. [Ps. cl.] Lyte's original version of Ps. cl., appeared in his Spirit of the Psalms, 1834, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, and his revised version in the enlarged edition of the same work in 1836. The two texts may be distinguished by st. ii. 11. 1, 2 thus:—
1834. "Earth to heaven, and heaven to earth Tell his wonders, sing His worth." 1836. "Earth, to heaven exalt the strain, Send it, heaven, to earth again."
Both texts are in common use, but the first, as in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871; the Hymnal Companion, 1876, and many others, is the more widely used of the two. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

LLANFAIR

LLANFAIR is usually attributed to Welsh singer Robert Williams (b. Mynydd Ithel, Anglesey, Wales, 1781; d. Mynydd Ithel, 1821), whose manuscript, dated July 14, 1817, included the tune. Williams lived on the island of Anglesey. A basket weaver with great innate musical ability, Williams, who was bli…

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GWALCHMAI


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Catholic Book of Worship III #401
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #152Text
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #33Text InfoTextAudio
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #14
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #5Text
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #345Text
Hymns of Truth & Light #30
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #481Text
Rejoice in the Lord #142TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #25
Singing the Faith #84
The Christian Life Hymnal #25
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #24
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #811
The Cyber Hymnal #5637TextScoreAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #875Text
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