Lord of Creation, to You Be All Praise

Author: Jack Copley Winslow

John (Jack) Copley Winslow (b. Hanworth, Middlesex, England, 1882; d. Godalming, Surrey, England, 1974)Winslow was educated at Balliol College in Oxford and Wells Theological College, and was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1908. After serving at Wimbledon and lecturing at St. Augustine's College in Canterbury, he worked as a missionary in India (1914-1934). He returned to England and served as parish priest and chaplain at a number of churches, including Lee Abbey in Lynton (1948-1962). His publications include The Church in Action (1936), The Christian Approach to the Hindus (1958), and Modern Miracles (1968). His hymns were published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1950) as well as in various other hymnals. Psalter Hymnal H… Go to person page >

Notes

Scripture References:
st. 3 = 1 Cor. 2:9-10

“Lord of Creation” begins by voicing praise to God for his mighty deeds (st. 1), and in keeping with the “summary of the law” (Mark 12:28-31; see also 155), it directs each one of us to sing, “I give you my will” (st. 2), “my mind” (st. 3), “my heart” (st. 4), and “my all” (st. 5). Note also the use of paradox in stanza 2.

John (Jack) Copley Winslow (b. Hanworth, Middlesex, England, 1882; d. Godalming, Surrey, England, 1974) wrote this hymn of dedication and first published it in his Garland of Verse (1961). Alterations to the text have been made in various hymnals, including the Psalter Hymnal. Winslow was educated at Balliol College in Oxford and Wells Theological College, and was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1908. After serving at Wimbledon and lecturing at St. Augustine's College in Canterbury, he worked as a missionary in India (1914-1934). He returned to England and served as parish priest and chaplain at a number of churches, including Lee Abbey in Lynton (1948-1962). His publications include The Church in Action (1936), The Christian Approach to the Hindus (1958), and Modern Miracles (1968). His hymns were published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1950) as well as in various other hymnals.

Liturgical Use:
As an offertory hymn; as a hymn of commitment following the reading of the Ten Commandments; as a response to the sermon.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

SLANE

SLANE is an old Irish folk tune associated with the ballad 'With My Love Come on the Road" in Patrick W. Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909). It became a hymn tune when it was arranged by David Evans (PHH 285) and set to the Irish hymn "Be Thou My Vision" published in the Church Hymnary (1…

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MINIVER

MINIVER is a strong tune that makes good use of several repeated melodic motives. Sing stanzas 1 and 5 in unison and stanzas 2 through 4 in parts. Support the melody line with a bright solo stop on the organ. Composed by Cyril V. Taylor (b. Wigan, Lancashire, England, 1907; d. Petersfield, England,…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (8)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #594
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #500Text
Complete Mission Praise #440
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #286TextImageAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #68Text
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #320
The Worshiping Church #565Image
Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #626



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