Bless God, my soul, thou, Lord, alone

Bless God, my soul, thou, Lord, alone

Published in 28 hymnals

Full Text

1 Bless God, my soul; Thou, Lord, alone
Possessest empire without bounds,
With honour Thou art crown'd thy throne
Eternal majesty surrounds.

2 With light thou dost Thyself enrobe,
And glory for a garment take;
Heaven's curtains stretch beyond the globe,
Thy canopy of state to make.

3 God builds on liquid air, and forms
His palace-chambers in the skies;
The clouds His chariots are, and storms
The swift-wing'd steeds with which he flies.

4 As bright as flame, as swift as wind,
His ministers heaven's palace fill;
They have their sundry tasks assign'd
All prompt to do their sovereign's will.

5 In praising god while he prolongs
My breath, i will that breath employ;
And join devotion to my songs,
Sincere, as in Him is my joy.


Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #410

Text Information

First Line: Bless God, my soul, thou, Lord, alone
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Tate & Brady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Bless God, my soul: Thou, Lord alone. N. Tate. [Psalm civ.] This version of Psalm civ. is found in Tate's Miscellanea Sacra, 1696, and in the same year in the New Version. Its appearance in "the former work determines its authorship as distinct from Brady. From its ornate character some have concluded that most, if not all the renderings in the New Version which partake of that character, are by him. This conclusion is plausible and possible, but by no means certain. It was introduced into use in America early in the present century, and is still given in a few collections.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

KENT (Lampe)


GENEVAN 84

GENEVAN 84 first appeared in the 1562 edition of the Genevan Psalter; Howard Slenk (PHH 3) harmonized it in 1985. The rhythm of the first phrase is altered to match that of the second and final phrase. (The original first phrase began with two half notes followed by four quarter notes.) This loved G…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 28 of 28)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.VIIITextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.CIVaPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.VIIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.CIVaPage Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #31(P83)Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #31(P83)Page Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #CIVTextPage Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #209TextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d11
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #76bPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #76cPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #P104aPage Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #410Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #410Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #410Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #136Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d22
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S3Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #S3Page Scan
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #83Page Scan
Templi Carmina #d23
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #410Page Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #410Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S83.IPage Scan
The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #104Page Scan
The Psalms of David: with the Ten Commandments, Creed, Lord's Prayer, &c. in metre...for the use of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of the city of New York #CIVTextPage Scan
The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #103Page Scan
The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #CIV.IPage Scan



Advertisements