Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

Full Text

1 You servants of God, your Master proclaim,
and publish abroad his wonderful name;
the name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
his kingdom is glorious and rules over all.

2 God rules in the height, almighty to save;
though hid from our sight, his presence we have;
the great congregation his triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.

3 "Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!"
let all cry aloud, and honor the Son;
the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.

4 Then let us adore and give him his right:
all glory and power, all wisdom and might,
all honor and blessing with angels above
and thanks never ceasing for infinite love.

Psalter Hymnal, 1987

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Notes

Scripture References:
st. 1 = Deut. 32:3, Ps.148:13, Ps.145:11-13
st. 3 = Rev. 5:12-14, Rev. 7:10

The year this text was written, 1744, was a year of political and religious turmoil in Britain. The newly formed Methodist societies were suspected of being merely disguised Roman Catholic societies and were accused of attempting to overthrow the Crown. To strengthen and reassure his Methodist followers,
Charles Wesley (PHH 267) anonymously published Hymns for Times of Trouble and Persecution (1744). This text, in seventeen stanzas, was the first of the "Hymns to be Sung in a Tumult." Of those stanzas, 1 and 4-6 of Wesley's Part I are included; the battle-song stanzas, which the small but heroic Methodist groups sang in the face of violent opposition, are omitted.

The text is a hymn of thankful praise to Christ for his victorious reign and for providing salvation for his people. It reveals the cosmic scope of Christ's kingdom (st. I) and helps us to join our voices with the great doxology to Christ, the Lamb, as foretold in Revelation 5:9-14 (st. 24). In the first stanza "servants" refers to all Christians, not just clergy, to those made "to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God" (Rev. 5:10).

Liturgical Use:
A great doxology for festive services such as Easter; with eschatological preaching during Advent; other services that focus on Christ's work of redemption and his glory.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

=========================

Ye servants of God, Your Master proclaim. C. Wesley. [Missions.] Published in Hymns for Times of Trouble and Persecution, 1744, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, as No. 1 of “Hymns to be sung in Tumult" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 51). It is given in its full, or in an abbreviated form in several of the older collections, and especially those of the Church of England. In 1830 a cento was included in the Supplement of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 557, stanzas i.-v. being from this hymn, and st. vi. from C. Wesley's Funeral Hymns, 1746, No. 6, st. v. In the revised edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875, this last stanza was omitted.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

LYONS

LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…

Go to tune page >


HANOVER (Croft)

William Croft (b. Nether Ettington, Warwickshire, England, 1678; d. Bath, Somerset, England, 1727) was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal in London and then an organist at St. Anne's, Soho. Later he became organist, composer, and master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and eventually organist a…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Media

General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Capo:
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ
Download:
This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #589
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #7810
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #477
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #181
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #112

Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 595)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Church Hymn Book: for the use of congregations of the United Church of England and Ireland #97Page Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #468
A Collection of Divine Hymns from Various Authors #d72
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. (New and Rev. ed.) #567Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d932
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #557Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. New and Revised ed. #672Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #555Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #89Page Scan
A Messenger for Jesus #d359
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #375Page Scan
A Selection of Favorite Conference Hymns with Historical Sketches of Church History: through every century of the Christian Era #32Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns #d345
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #185Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #731Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #334Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCCXXXIVTextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #334Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #97Page Scan
A Service Hymn Book #d165
A Treasury of Hymns, the Best-Loved Hymns, Carols ... #d275
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #341Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d219
Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #240Page Scan
Alleluia: a hymnal for use in schools, in the home, in young people's societies in devotional meetings #118Page Scan
Alleluia: a hymnal for use in schools, in the home, in young people's societies, in devotional meetings #118Page Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #175
American Student Hymnal #d374
An Nou Chanté! : Let's Sing! #39
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #827Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #841
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d349
Association Songs No.1 #d192
At Worship, a hymnal for young churchmen #d309
Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #12Page Scan
Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d376
Australian Hymn Book #144
Baptist Chorals: a tune and hymn book designed to promote general congregational singing; containing one hundred and sixty four tunes adapted to about four hundred choice hymns #418Page Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1956 #147
Baptist Hymnal 1975 #d511
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #589TextFlexscoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #348TextFlexscorePage Scan
Battle Songs of the Cross #d236
Book of Common Praise #d662
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #334aPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d1050
Calvary's Praises #271Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #3Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #3Page Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #420TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #110Text
Chapel Conference Songbook #d98
Chapel Hymns #d691
Chautauqua Hymns & Songs #d89
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #79Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #189Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #189Page Scan
Christian Praise #d389
Christian Praise #d432
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #448Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #448Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH106Page Scan
Christian Song #d401
Christian Worship and Praise #168
Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d504
Christian Worship: a hymnal #258
Church Hymnal #147Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #492
Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #477
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #80
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d621
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #130TextPage Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious gatherings #31Page Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in Church Services, Prayer Meetings, and other Religious Services #31Page Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes #64Page Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d628
Church Hymns with Tunes #561
Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #607Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1226
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #696Page Scan
Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d207
Church music: with selections for the ordinary occasions of public and social worship, from the Psalms and hymns of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #CCLXIXPage Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #66Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P93dPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P93dPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P93dPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P93.4Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P93dPage Scan
Church School Hymnal for Children, Grades 3 to 6 #d144
Church School Hymnal for Children, Grades I-VI #d118
Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d148
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #627Page Scan
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #64Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #756TextPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #784
Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #29TextPage Scan
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #24Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1100
Convention Hymnal #d82
Crown Him King #d253
Exclude 538 pre-1979 instances



Advertisements