ST. LAWRENCE (Smith)

ST. LAWRENCE (Smith)

Composer: Robert Archibald Smith
Published in 4 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: Robert Archibald Smith

Although largely self-taught, Robert Smith was an excellent musician. By the age of ten he played the violin, cello, and flute, and was a church chorister. From 1802 to 1817 he taught music in Paisley and was precentor at the Abbey; from 1823 until his death he was precentor and choirmaster in St. George's Church, Edinburgh. He enlarged the repertoire of tunes for psalm singing in Scotland, raised the precentor skills to a fine art, and greatly improved the singing of the church choirs he directed. Smith published his church music in Sacred Harmony (1820, 1825) and compiled a six-volume collection of Scottish songs, The Scottish Minstrel (1820-1824). --Psalter Hymnal Handbook Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Robert Archibald Smith
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Key: E Major

Texts

Ye heav'ns send forth your song of praise!

Ye heav&#;ns send forth your song of praise!
earth, raise your voice below!
Let hills and mountains join the hymn,
and joy through nature flow.

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Lift up your hearts to things above

Our life is hid with Christ in God

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