Sing ye praises to the Father

Representative Text

1 Sing your praises to the Father,
Sing your praises to the Son,
Sing your praises to the Spirit,
Living and eternal One.
God has made us, God has blessed us,
God has called us to be true;
God is Lord of all creation,
Daily making all things new.

2 Join the praise of ev'ry creature,
Sing with singing birds at dawn;
When the stars shine forth at nightfall,
Hear their heav'nly antiphon.
Join in praise for light of summer,
Autumn glories, winter snows,
For the coming of the springtime,
And the life of all that grows.

3 Praise God on our days of gladness
For the summons to rejoice;
Praise God in our times of sadness
For the help of heaven's voice.
God our Father, strong and loving,
Christ our Savior, Leader, Lord,
Living God, Creator Spirit,
Be your holy name adored.

Source: One in Faith #657

Author: R. B. Y. Scott

Scott, Robert Balgarnie Young. (Toronto, Ontario, July 18, 1899--November 1, 1987). United Church. University of Toronto, B.A., 1922; M.A., 1924; Ph.D., 1928. Pastorate at Long Branch, Ont., 1926-1928; professor of Old Testament at Union College (Vancouver), 1928-1931; United Theological College (Montreal), 1931-1955; Princeton University, 1955-1968; also dean of divinity at McGill University (Montreal), 1945-1955. Published many translations of, and commentaries on, Old Testament material, as well as on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Most of his hymns date from his years in Montreal. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >


ARFON (Major)

ARFON is originally a six-phrase Welsh folk tune in minor tonality entitled 'Tros y Garreg." Named for a district on the mainland of northern Wales opposite Mon and Anglesey, the tune was published in Edward Jones's Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). In the later nineteenth century ARFON was associa…

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OMNI DIE (Trier)

Sometimes known as OMNI DIE, SUNRISE was first published in the 1768 Supplementum to the Luxembourg Kyriale. After its inclusion in Gesang und Gebetbuch (Trier, 1847), the tune gained popularity. SUNRISE attained its name because of its publication with William Bright's morning hymn "At thy feet, O…

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Catholic Book of Worship III #422

Common Praise (1998) #391


One in Faith #657

The Book of Praise #423

Voices United #244

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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