|First Line:||When in our music God is glorified|
|Title:||When in Our Music God Is Glorified|
|Author:||Fred Pratt Green (1971)|
|Copyright:||© 1972, Hope Publishing Co.|
|Liturgical Use:||Closing Songs|
The lyrics for “When in Our Music God is Glorified” were authored by Fred Pratt Green in 1971. Pratt, a British Methodist minister, wrote some plays and hymns during his time on ministerial circuits, but did not begin writing extensively until his retirement in 1969. This hymn is from his prolific retirement period. Although this hymn is a recent addition to church hymnals, it has quickly become a popular congregational song.
The tune for “When in Our Music God is Glorified” is titled: ENGELBERG. It was composed in 1904 by Charles V. Stanford, an Irish composer and conductor. The tune was originally written for William H. How’s “For All the Saints,” but is now primarily used for “When in Our Music God is Glorified.” When Stanford first published the tune, he included six additional musical settings.
It serves well as a congregational hymn or doxology, but it could also be used special praise services
Suggested music for this hymn:
Luke Getz Hymnary.org