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Thy praise, O Lord, shall tune the lyre

Thy praise, O Lord, shall tune the lyre

Author: Lowell Mason
Tune: ROCKINGHAM (Mason)
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

Thy praise, O Lord, shall tune the lyre,
Thy love our joyful songs inspire;
To thee our cordial thanks be paid,
Our sure defense, our constant aid.

Why then cast down, and why distressed?
And whence the grief that fills our breast?
In God we'll hope, to God we'll raise
Our songs of gratitude and praise.

The Southern Harmony

Author: Lowell Mason

Dr. Lowell Mason (the degree was conferred by the University of New York) is justly called the father of American church music; and by his labors were founded the germinating principles of national musical intelligence and knowledge, which afforded a soil upon which all higher musical culture has been founded. To him we owe some of our best ideas in religious church music, elementary musical education, music in the schools, the popularization of classical chorus singing, and the art of teaching music upon the Inductive or Pestalozzian plan. More than that, we owe him no small share of the respect which the profession of music enjoys at the present time as contrasted with the contempt in which it was held a century or more ago. In fact, the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy praise, O Lord, shall tune the lyre
Author: Lowell Mason
Language: English


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