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Composer: C. Hubert H. Parry (1894)
Published in 63 hymnals

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Composer: C. Hubert H. Parry

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet (27 February 1848 – 7 October 1918) was an English composer, teacher and historian of music. Parry's first major works appeared in 1880. As a composer he is best known for the choral song "Jerusalem", the coronation anthem "I was glad" and the hymn tune "Repton", which sets the words "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind". He was director of the Royal College of Music from 1895 until his death and was also professor of music at the University of Oxford from 1900 to 1908. He also wrote several books about music and music history. Some contemporaries rated him as the finest English composer since Henry Purcell, but his academic duties prevented him from devoting all his energies to composition.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: C. Hubert H. Parry (1894)
Incipit: 53125 16543 53251
Key: A♭ Major/B♭ Major


Sing Praise to the Lord

Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

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.

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O Praise Ye the Lord


LAUDATE DOMINUM (Latin words for the opening phrase of Psalm 150) comes from the end of the anthem "Hear My Words, O Ye People" by C. Hubert H. Parry (PHH 145), an anthem he composed in 1894 for a festival of the Salisbury Diocesan Choral Association. Parry's tune was set to Baker's text in the 1916 Supplement of Hymns Ancient and Modern, replacing an earlier LAUDATE DOMINUM by Henry J. Gauntlett for Baker's text. Parry's tune is an inspired melody from a great tune writer who rarely came to church but who produced some of the best hymn tunes in the later Victorian era. Sing this noble tune with vigor and excitement; accompany it on the organ with a full registration and a touch of marcato. Sing stanza 1 in unison, stanzas 2 and 3 in parts (possibly one of them unaccompanied), and stanza 4 in unison again. For a real treat use Parry's majestic alternate harmonization with a "walking bass" on the final stanza; that harmonization is found in The Hymnal 1982 (432) and requires a slower tempo (half note = 88). --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Instances (1 - 54 of 54)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #46
An Nou Chanté! : Let's Sing! #39
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #753Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #574a
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #730
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #659ScoreAudio
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #130TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #742TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #330TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #543aPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #534aTextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #664
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #418TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #736
Gather Comprehensive #545TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive #655
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #639Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #550Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #432TextPage Scan
Hymnal Supplement 1991 #834Page Scan
Hymnal Supplement 98 #866TextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #278b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #354
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #490Text
Hymns of Truth & Light #17
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #566TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #665TextPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #602
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #257TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #149BTextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #466Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #143TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #20
Singing the Faith #340
Singing the New Testament #207Text
Small Church Music #532Audio
The Christian Life Hymnal #26
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #537
The Cyber Hymnal #6089TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #427TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #704TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #96
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #215
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #21TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #361TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #228TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #872TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #873b
With One Voice #689TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #539TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #615
Worship (4th ed.) #612
Worship (4th ed.) #720
Worship Supplement 2000 #768TextPage Scan
Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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