Ye Holy Angels Bright

Author: Richard Baxter

Baxter, Richard. Only s. of Richard Baxter, yeoman, Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, b. at Rowton, Shropshire, Nov. 12,1615. He was educated at Wroxeter School, and for a time held the Mastership of the Dudley Grammar School. On taking Holy Orders, he became, in 1640, Ourate of Kidderminster. Subsequently he was for some time chaplain to one of Cromwell's regiments. Through weakness he had to take an enforced rest, during which he wrote his Saints’ Everlasting Rest. On regaining his health he returned to Kidderminster, where he remained until 1660, when he removed to London. At the Restoration he became chaplain to Charles II and was offered the bishopric of Hereford, which he refused. On the passing of the Act of Uniformity, he retired fro… Go to person page >


Ye holy angels bright. R. Baxter. [United Praise to God.] This in Chope's Hymnal, 1858; the S. P. C. K. Church Hymns, 1871; the 1889, Suppl. Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, and others, is altered from Baxter's "Psalm of Praise," in his Poetical Fragments, 1681. The recast is by Mr. Chope. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #826Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #840
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #376
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #179TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #323Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #626Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #755TextPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #783
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #625Text
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #198
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #20
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #3Text
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #353
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #564
Rejoice in the Lord #578TextPage Scan
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #76
Singing the Faith #69
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #760
The Cyber Hymnal #7760TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #475TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #108Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #18TextPage Scan
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