636. Let All the World in Every Corner Sing

Let all the world in every corner sing,
my God and King!

1 The heavens are not too high,
God's praise may thither fly;
the earth is not too low,
God's praises there may grow.
Let all the world in every corner sing,
my God and King!

2 The church with psalms must shout:
no door can keep them out.
But, more than all, the heart
must bear the longest part.
Let all the world in every corner sing,
my God and King!

Text Information
First Line: Let all the world in every corner sing
Title: Let All the World in Every Corner Sing
Author: George Herbert (17th cent., alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 10.4.6.6.6.6.10.4
Scripture: Psalm 44:4; Psalm 48:10; Psalm 95:2-3; Psalm 96:1; Psalm 100:4; Psalm 148:11-13; Psalm 150:6; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; James 5:13-20
Topic: Adoration; The Church; Jesus Christ: Ascension and Reign1 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AUGUSTINE
Composer: Erik Routley (1964)
Meter: 10.4.6.6.6.6.10.4
Key: B♭ Major
Source: © 1976 Hinshaw Music, Inc.


Text Information:

The 20th-century tune used here is among the few to honor the intention of the author, a 17th-century Anglican pastor and poet, to sing the refrain before, between, and after the two stanzas. The mention of “psalms” in the second stanza is a clue that hymns were not yet common.


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