Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

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

1.
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.

2.
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 >

Text Information

First Line: Thy praise, O Lord, shall tune the lyre
Author: Lowell Mason
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Timeline




Advertisements