Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Published in 29 hymnals

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Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft

Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582 or 1592 – 1635) was an English musician, theorist and editor, notable as a composer of rounds and catches, and especially for compiling collections of British folk music. Little is known of Ravenscroft's early life. He probably sang in the choir of St. Paul's Cathedral from 1594, when a Thomas Raniscroft was listed on the choir rolls and remained there until 1600 under the directorship of Thomas Giles. He probably received his bachelor's degree in 1605 from Cambridge. Ravenscroft's principal contributions are his collections of folk music, including catches, rounds, street cries, vendor songs, "freeman's songs" and other anonymous music, in three collections: Pammelia (1609), Deuteromelia or The Seconde… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Incipit: 13215 34654 4576
Key: d minor
Source: Ravenscroft's Psalter (1621) (melody)


Disposer Supreme, and Judge of the earth

O Worship the King all glorious above

O worship the King all-glorious above,
O gratefully sing his power and his love:
our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

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How wondrous and great


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1141
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #333
Text: Ah, What Can I Do?
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2682
Text: How Wondrous and Great Thy Works
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1141ScoreAudio
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #214
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #149TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #732Text InfoTextAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #532Text
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #667a
Rejoice in the Lord #398TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1734Audio
Small Church Music #3718Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #333TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2682TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #216TextPage Scan
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