What shall I render to my God for all his gifts to me (Mason)

What shall I render to my God for all his gifts to me (Mason)

Author: John Mason
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 What shall I render to my God
For all His gifts to me?
Sing, heav'n and earth, rejoice, and praise
His glorious majesty.

2 O let me praise Thee while I live,
And praise Thee when I die,
And praise Thee when I rise again,
And to eternity.

3 Mysterious depths of endless love
Our admiration raise;
My God, Thy Name exalted is
Above our highest praise.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #334

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

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First Line: What shall I render to my God for all his gifts to me (Mason)
Author: John Mason


What shall I render to my God For all his gifts to me? J. Mason. [Praise to the Father.] From his Songs of Praise, 1683.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)




RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

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American Psalmody #59a

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American Psalmody #73a

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #83

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #391

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #302

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Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #12

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The American Vocalist #89b

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The Book of Worship #71

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #334


The Hymnal and Order of Service #334

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d637

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d525

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The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #51

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d374

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