The Song of the Church

Thou worthy art to take the book And open every seal

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

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9. Thou worthy art to take the Book,
And open ev'ry Seal;
For thou wast slain, and, by thy Blood,
Redeem'd us from all Ill,
To God; from ev'ry Nation, Tongue,
And Tribe of humane Birth;
10. And made us Kings, and Priests, to God,
And we shall reign on Earth.


Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in the Churches, With Several Hymns Out of the Old, and New, Testament #276c

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou worthy art to take the book And open every seal
Title: The Song of the Church
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English
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