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Sing praises unto God on high

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1 Sing praises unto God on high,
To Him Who us created;
Sing praises to the Lord, so nigh
To sinful man related.
Rejoicing, Hallelujah sing!
Jehovah Jesus is our King
And gracious Mediator.

2 He calls us brethren, not ashamed
To bear our human nature;
Yea, heirs of life we now are named,
Joint-heirs with our Creator.
He ever lives our cause to plead,
Grants help in every time of need;
Praise to His Nam for ever!

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #172

Author: Christian Ignatius LaTrobe

Born: February 12, 1758, Fulneck (near Leeds), Yorkshire, England. Died: May 6, 1836, Liverpool, England. La Trobe, Christian Ignatius, eldest son of Benjamin La Trobe, was born at the Moravian Settlement, Fulneck, Leeds, Yorkshire, Feb. 12, 1758, and educated in England and at the Brethren's College, Niesky, Silesia. Taking orders in the Moravian Church, he became in 1784 Secretary to their Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, and in 1795 Secretary to the Unity of the Brethren in England. He died at Fairfield, near Liverpool, May 6, 1836. He is best known through his Selection of Sacred Music, in six volumes, which appeared in 1806-25. His hymnological contributions consist of a few translations from the German. [George Arthu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sing praises unto God on high
Author: Christian Ignatius LaTrobe

Tune

ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH

The tune name ALLEIN GOTT derives from the opening words of Decius's rhymed text in High German. The tune was first published in Schumann's Geistliche Lieder. Decius adapted the tune from a tenth-century Easter chant for the Gloria text, beginning at the part accompanying the words "et in terra pax.…

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d640

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #172

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #737

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