Glory to thee, my God, this nightAuthor: Thomas Ken (1709)
Tune: TALLIS' CANON
Published in 892 hymnals
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1 All praise to You, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light.
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath the shelter of Your wings.
2 Forgive me, Lord, for this I pray,
The wrong that I have done this day.
May peace with God and neighbor be,
Before I sleep restored to me.
3 Lord, may I be at rest in You
And sweetly sleep the whole night thro'.
Refresh my strength, for Your own sake,
So I may serve You when I wake.
4 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Baptist Hymnal, 1991
|First Line:||Glory to thee, my God, this night|
|Title:||An Evening Hymn|
|Author:||Thomas Ken (1709)|
|Meter:||EVENING. [L. M.|
Bulletin Score (melody only)
In the late seventeenth century, Anglican Bishop Thomas Ken wrote a trio of hymns for prayer at morning, evening, and midnight. They were first published in 1695 in the appendix to A Manual of Prayers For the Use of the Scholars of Winchester College, with the admonition for the students to sing them "in your chamber devoutly." "All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night" is the evening prayer.
The text originally had twelve stanzas, of which only the first five and the last – Ken's famous doxology, "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow" – are sung today. The original opening words, "Glory to thee my God" are usually altered as "All praise to Thee, my God." The text has been fairly stable, but some modern hymnals have a short, modernized version of four stanzas.
TALLIS' CANON is also known as EVENING HYMN, after its association with this text. Thomas Tallis wrote nine psalm tunes for Matthew Parker's Psalter from the 1560s. The first eight were composed to the eight church modes, in consecutive order. This tune is the eighth, hence another alternate title, THE EIGHTH TUNE. Thomas Ravenscroft shortened Tallis's tune by removing repeated phrases for his Whole Book of Psalmes (1621); this shortened version is the tune used today. TALLIS' CANON was first paired with Ken's text in Smith and Prellieur's The Harmonious Companion (London, 1732).
This hymn can be sung for an evening worship service or prayer meeting. Since the tune is simple and well known, it is a good choice for congregational singing in a round, with or without accompaniment. One choice of accompaniment for such singing is Scott Hyslop's "Tallis Canon: A Festive Hymn Setting", an arrangement for organ, brass quartet, and congregation. Douglas Wagner has also written a canonic setting of an altered version of this text, titled simply "The Tallis Canon" for two to four groups of voices and accompaniment. He has also written a handbell medley of ODE TO JOY and TALLIS' CANON as part of "Ring for Joy! – Volume 2". "Great Evening Hymns for Manuals" by Charles Callahan contains an organ improvisation on TALLIS' CANON.
Tiffany Shomsky, Hymnary.org
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|Instances (31)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #449||All praise to You, my God, this night||All Praise to You, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||184.108.40.206||Psalm 42:8||TALLIS' CANON||G Major||1991|
|Celebrating Grace Hymnal #410||All praise to Thee, my God, this night||All Praise to Thee, My God||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||220.127.116.11||TALLIS' CANNON||F Major or modal||2010|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #592||All praise to thee, my God, this night||All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken, 1637-1711||Charles F. Gounod, 1818-93||18.104.22.168 D||EVENING HYMN||C Major||1993|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #63||All praise to thee, my God, this night||2000|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #223||All praise to thee, my God, this night||Thomas Ken (1637-1711)||Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)||22.214.171.124||Ephesians 4:26; Psalm 3:5; Psalm 63:6-7||TALLIS'S CANON||G Major or modal||English||2005|
|Common Praise #25||Glory to thee, my God, this night||Glory to Thee, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken (1637-1711)||Thomas Tallis (1505?-1585)||126.96.36.199||Psalm 4; Ephesians 5:15-20; Psalm 4; Ephesians 5:15-20||TALLIS'S CANON||1998|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #14||Glory to thee, my God, this night||Thomas Ken, 1637-1711||Thomas Tallis, c. 1505-1585||188.8.131.52||TALLIS'S CANON||G Major or modal||English||2000|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #212||Glory to thee, my God, this night||Glory to thee, my God, this night||2000|
|Complete Mission Praise #176||Glory to thee, my God, this night||184.108.40.206||2000|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #565||All praise to Thee, my God, this night||All Praise to Thee, My God This Night||T. Ken, 1637-1711||C. F. Gounod, 1813-93||220.127.116.11 D||EVENING HYMN||C Major||English||1996|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #565||All praise to thee, my God, this night||Thomas Ken, 1637-1711||Thomas Tallis, 1505-1585||18.104.22.168||TALLIS' CANON||G Major or Modal||2006|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #675||All praise to thee, my God this night||All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||22.214.171.124||Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 4:8; Psalm 42:8; Psalm 63:6; Psalm 92:1-2; Proverbs 3:24; Matthew 6:12; Ephesians 4:25-27; Hebrews 12:14||TALLIS' CANON||G Major or modal||English||2013|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #43||All praise to thee, my God, this night||Thomas Ken, 1637-1711||Thomas Tallis, 1505?-1585||126.96.36.199||THE EIGHTH TUNE||G Major||English||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #10||Glory to thee, my God, this night||188.8.131.52||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #274||Glory to you, my God, this night||T. Ken (1637-1710)||Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)||TALLIS' CANON||G Major or modal||1987|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #162||Glory to thee, my God, this night||184.108.40.206||1996|
|Lutheran Service Book #883||All praise to Thee, my God, this night||All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken, 1637-1711||Thomas Tallis, c. 1505-85||220.127.116.11||Psalm 92:1-2; Psalm 4:8; Psalm 91||TALLIS' CANON||G Major or modal||English||2006|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #542||All praise to Thee, my God, this night||All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||18.104.22.168||TALLIS' CANON||G Major||English||1990|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #1046||All praise to you, my God, this night||All Praise to You, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis, ca. 1561||22.214.171.124||TALLIS CANON||G Major or modal||2012|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #441||All praise to you, my God, this night||All Praise to You, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||126.96.36.199||TALLIS CANON||G Major||English||1987|
|Rejoice in the Lord #77||All praise to thee, my God, this night||All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||188.8.131.52||TALLIS' CANON||G Major||English||1985|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #53||All praise to Thee, my God, this night||TALLIS' CANON||1985|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #502||Glory to thee, my God, this night||184.108.40.206||1999|
|Songs for Life #78||All praise to you, my God, this night||All Praise to You, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||220.127.116.11||TALLIS CANON||G Major||English||1995|
|The New Century Hymnal #100||All praise be yours, my God this night||All Praise Be Yours, My God, This Night||Carl P. Daw, Jr.; Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||18.104.22.168||Isaiah 9:2-7||TALLIS' CANON||G Major or modal||1995|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #682||All praise to thee, my God, this night||All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||22.214.171.124||TALLIS' CANON||G Major||English||1989|
|The Worshiping Church #361||All praise to thee, my God, this night for all the blessings of the light||An Evening Prayer||Thomas Ken||Psalm 42:8; Psalm 91:4; Psalm 149:5||English||1990|
|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #558||All praise to thee, my God, this night||126.96.36.199||1999|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #401||All praise to thee, my God, this night||All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||188.8.131.52||Psalm 4:8||TALLIS' CANON||G Major||English||1990|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #440||Glory to you, my God, this night||Glory to You, My God||Thomas Ken||Thomas Tallis||184.108.40.206||TALLIS'S CANON||G Major or modal||English||1996|
|Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #36||All praise to thee, my God, this night||Tallis Canon||1996|