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We praise thy name, all holy Lord

We praise thy name, all holy Lord

Author: E. J. Newell
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 We praise thy name, all-holy Lord,
For him, the beacon-light
That shone beside our western sea
Through mists of ancient night;
Who sent to Ireland’s fainting Church
New tidings of thy word:
For David, prince of Cambrian saints,
We praise thee, holy Lord.

2 For all the saintly band whose prayers
Still gird our land about,
Of whom, lest men disdain their praise,
The voiceless stones cry out;
Our hills and vales on every hand
Their names and deeds record:
For these, thy ancient hero host,
We praise thee, holy Lord.

3 Grant us but half their burning zeal,
But half their iron faith,
But half their charity of heart,
And fortitude to death;
That we with them and all thy saints
May in thy truth accord,
And ever in tThy holy Church,
May praise thee, holy Lord.

Source: The New English Hymnal #158

Author: E. J. Newell

Newell, Ebenezer Josiah, M.A., son of C. W. Newell, was born in Southwark, Surrey, June 22,1853, entered Worcester College, Oxford, as an exhibitioner in 1871 (B.A. 1876, M.A. 1878) was ordained D. 1890, P. 1891, and has been since 1900 rector of Neen Sollars, Salop. His hymn, We praise Thy Name, all-holy lord [St. David], was written 1896, and first printed in the Northern Churchman and St. David's Weekly, Feb. 29, 1896, as a hymn of the Welsh Saints, for St. David's Day, with 7 verses. In The English Hymnal, 1906, No. 211, with three verses, relating to St. David alone. [Rev. James Mearnes, M.S.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We praise thy name, all holy Lord
Author: E. J. Newell
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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