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Praise To God, Immortal Praise

Representative Text

1 Praise to God, immortal praise,
for the love that crowns our days!
Bounteous source of every joy,
let thy praise our tongues employ:

2 for the blessings of the fields,
for the stores the gardens yield,
flocks that whiten all the plain,
yellow sheaves of ripened grain;

3 all that spring with bounteous hand
scatters o'er the smiling land;
all that liberal autumn pours
from her rich o'erflowing stores.

4 These to thee, my God, we owe,
source whence all our blessings flow;
and for these our souls shall raise
grateful vows and solemn praise.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #718

Author: Anna Barbauld

Barbauld, Anna Laetitia, née Aikin, daughter of the Rev. John Ailrin, D.D., a dissenting minister, was b. at Kibworth-Harcourt, Leicestershire, June 20, 1743. In 1753 Dr. Aikin became classical tutor at a dissenting academy at Warrington. During her residence there she contributed five hymns to Dr. W. Enfield's Hymns for Public Worship, &c, Warrington, 1772. In the following year these were included in her Poems, Lond., J. Johnson, 1773. In May, 1774, Miss Aikin was married to the Rev. Rochemont Barbauld, a descendant of a French Protestant family, and a dissenting minister. For some years Mr. Barbauld conducted, in addition to his pastoral work, a boarding school at Palgrave, Suffolk. From this he retired in 1785. In 1786 he undertook t… Go to person page >


DIX (Kocher)

An early form of the tune DIX was composed by Conrad Kocher (b. Ditzingen, Wurttemberg, Germany, 1786; d. Stuttgart, Germany, 1872). Trained as a teacher, Kocher moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work as a tutor at the age of seventeen. But his love for the music of Haydn and Mozart impelled him t…

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Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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Christian Worship (1993) #612

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #579


Common Praise (1998) #263

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CPWI Hymnal #718


Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #80

Hymnal #91

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Lutheran Worship #496

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #539

The Baptist Hymnal #688

The Christian Life Hymnal #595


The Cyber Hymnal #5622


The Hymnal 1982 #288

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Voices United #521

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #101b

Include 581 pre-1979 instances
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