Sunday, 20 February 2011

Hymn Of Praise!

For the last few days I have inexplicably found myself singing this favourite old hymn to myself over and over. I love the imagery, and the way the words go so well with the tune Windermere.

So I share it with you –have a lovely, blessed Sunday!


Angels holy, high and lowly,
Sing the praises of the Lord!

Earth and sky, all living nature,
Man the stamp of thy Creator,
Praise ye, praise ye, God the Lord!


Sun and moon bright, night and moonlight,
Starry temples azure-floored,
Cloud and rain, and wild winds’ madness,

rain umbrella
Sons of God that shout for gladness,
Praise ye, praise ye, God the Lord!


Ocean hoary, tell His glory,
Cliffs, where tumbling seas have roared,
Pulse of waters, blithely beating,

surf wave
Wave advancing, wave retreating,
Praise ye, praise ye, God the Lord!

st michaels

Rock and highland, wood and island,
Crag where eagle’s pride hath soared;


Mighty mountains, purple breasted,
Peaks cloud-cleaving, snowy crested,
Praise ye, praise ye, God the Lord!

mountain river

Rolling river, praise Him ever,
From the mountain’s deep vein poured;
Silver fountain, clearly gushing,

Troubled torrent, madly rushing,
Praise ye, praise ye, God the Lord!


Praise Him ever, bounteous Giver!
Praise Him, Father, Friend and Lord!
Each glad soul its free course winging,

Each glad voice its free song singing,
Praise the great and mighty Lord!

shadrach etc by simeon solomon

[according to Bob’s “Baptist Hymnbook Companion”, this hymn is based on the Benedicitethe hymn sung by Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, taken from the book of Daniel in the Apocrypha. It takes real faith to sing a hymn like this when you are in a burning, fiery furnace!! It is traditional to sing it in Lent. I shall put in a request to have it at church then]


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