Let All the World in Every Corner Sing

Let all the world in every corner sing

Author: George Herbert
Published in 141 hymnals

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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!

Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #636

Author: George Herbert

Herbert, George, M.A., the fifth son of Richard Herbert and Magdalen, the daughter of Sir Richard Newport, was born at his father's seat, Montgomery Castle, April 3, 1593. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1611. On March 15, 1615, he became Major Fellow of the College, M.A. the same year, and in 1619 Orator for the University. Favoured by James I., intimate with Lord Bacon, Bishop Andrewes, and other men of influence, and encouraged in other ways, his hopes of Court preferment were somewhat bright until they were dispelled by the deaths of the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hamilton, and then of King James himself. Retiring into Kent, he formed the resolution of taking Holy Orders… Go to person page >

Notes

Let all the world in every corner sing. G. Herbert. [Praise to God, the King.] First published posthumously in his Temple, in 1633, p. 45, in the following form:—

"Antiphone.
"Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
My God and King.
"Verse: The heavens are not too high,
His praise may thither flie:
The earth is not too low,
His praises there may grow.
Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
My God and King.
"Verse: The church with psalms must shout,
No doore can keep them out:
But above all, the heart
Must bear the longest part.
"Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
My God and King."

Although admirably adapted for musical treatment, the original form of the text is not popular with modern editors. We have the original in Thring's Collection, 1882; and in the Hymnary, 1872, the same, with the addition of a doxology. Usually the text is rearranged, sometimes, as in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871; Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, &c.; and again, in other collections in a different manner. This hymn is also in common use in America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 42 of 42)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #27
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #28
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #704Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #28TextAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #15
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #314Text
Church Family Worship #49
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #360
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #122Text
Common Praise (1998) #357Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #497
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #390
Complete Mission Praise #404
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #22TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #636Text InfoTextAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #402Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #403Text
Hymnal Supplement II #2
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #202
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #342aText
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #342bText
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #30
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #425
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #296
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #468Text
Rejoice in the Lord #11Text
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #9
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #47
Singing the Faith #57
Small Church Music #2198Audio
Small Church Music #2916Audio
Small Church Music #5726Audio
Small Church Music #6204Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #17
The Cyber Hymnal #3648TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #394
The United Methodist Hymnal #93Text
The Worshiping Church #24Text
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #105
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #20Text
Worship (3rd ed.) #536
Worship and Rejoice #49TextScoreAudioPage Scan
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