Thee We Adore, Eternal Lord!

Representative Text

1 Thee we adore, eternal Lord!
We praise thy name with one accord.
Thy saints, who here thy goodness see,
thro' all the world do worship thee,
thro' all the world do worship thee.

2 To thee aloud all angels cry,
the heav'ns and all the pow'rs on high:
thee, holy, holy, holy King,
Lord God of hosts, they ever sing,
Lord God of hosts, they ever sing.

3 Apostles join the glorious throng,
and prophets swell th'immortal song;
thy martyrs' noble army raise
eternal anthems to thy praise,
eternal anthems to thy praise.

4 From day to day, O Lord, do we
exalt and highly honor thee!
Thy name we worship and adore,
world without end, forevermore,
world without end, forevermore.


Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #223

Author: Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill (b. Cannock, Staffordshire, England, 1779; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1823) studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, England, and became an Anglican clergyman. A central figure in the dispute about the propriety of singing hymns, Cotterill published a popular collection of hymns (including many of his own as well as alterations of other hymns), Selection of Psalms and Hymns in 1810. But when he tried to introduce a later edition of this book in Sheffield in 1819, his congregation protested. Many believed strongly that the Church of England should maintain its tradition of exclusive psalm singing. In a church court the Archbishop of York and Cotterill reached a compromise: the later edition of Selection was withdrawn… Go to person page >

Tune

PARK STREET


MENDON (17151)


OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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The Cyber Hymnal #6606
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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Common Praise (1998) #332

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Hymns to the Living God #23

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The Cyber Hymnal #6606

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #19

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #223

Include 102 pre-1979 instances
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