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Composer: Erik Routley (1943)
Published in 7 hymnals

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Composer: Erik Routley

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Tune Information

Composer: Erik Routley (1943)
Incipit: 32125 65123 32153
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1977, Hope Publishing Co.


In praise of God meet duty and delight

Lord of All Good

Those Hating Zion Have Afflicted Me

Those hating Zion have afflicted me
let Israel say, "Yes, even from my youth."
Yet they have not prevailed against God's own,
his covenant ones who worship him in truth.

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Erik Routley (PHH 31) wrote CLIFF TOWN in 1943 to the text "Not Only for the Goodly Fruit-Trees Tall" by E. S. Armitage; the tune was first published in Congregational Praise (1951). CLIFF TOWN is named after the Congregational Church at Southend-on-Sea, England. It is fitted with a harmonization suited to four-part singing; the opening phrase returns at the end with a small cadential change. Keep it stately, with two broad beats per measure. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987


Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
Page Scan

Common Praise #479

Hymns and Psalms #797

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #129


Small Church Music #1472


Together in Song #471

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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