[O Lord of heaven, and earth, and sea] (Barnby)

[O Lord of heaven, and earth, and sea] (Barnby)

Composer: Joseph Barnby
Published in 3 hymnals

Composer: Joseph Barnby

Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barby showed his musical genius early: he was an organist and choirmaster at the age of twelve. He became organist at St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he developed an outstanding choral program (at times nicknamed "the Sunday Opera"). Barnby introduced annual performances of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in St. Anne's, Soho, and directed the first performance in an English church of the St. Matthew Passion. He was also active in regional music festivals, conducted the Royal Choral Society, and composed and edited music (mainly for Novello and Company). In 1892 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. His compositions in… Go to person page >

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Title: [O Lord of heaven, and earth, and sea] (Barnby)
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Incipit: 51143 32123 17627
Copyright: Public Domain


O Lord of Heaven and Earth and Sea

O Lord of heav'n and earth and sea,
To thee all praise and glory be!
How shall we show our love to thee,
Who givest all?
We'll sing thy praise in songs of holy joy!
Thy work, O Lord, shall all our pow'rs employ!

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Hymn Tunes #175

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The Day School Hymn Book #97

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The Westminster Abbey Hymn-Book #261b

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