O Holy Lord our God

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1 O Holy Lord, our God,
By heavenly hosts adored,
Hear us, we pray:
To Thee the cherubim,
Angels and seraphim,
Unceasing praises bring,
Their homage pay.

2 Here give Thy word success,
And this Thy servant bless,
His labors own;
And while the sinner's Friend,
His life and words commend,
Thy Holy Spirit send,
And make Him known.

3 May every passing year
More happy still appear
Than this glad day;
With numbers fill the place,
Adorn Thy saints with grace,
Thy truth may all embrace,
O Lord, we pray.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #304

Author: J. Young

Young, J. Under this signature two hymns are given in the American Baptist Psalmist, 1843: (1) "O for a shout of joy" (God's Eternal Love), No. 157, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines; and (2) "O Holy Lord, our God" (On behalf of Ministers), No. 952, in 4 stanzas of 7 lines. Both are still in common use. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: O Holy Lord our God
Author: J. Young
Language: English


AMERICA (Thesaurus Musicus)


MASON (Sherwin)

MASON, by William F. Sherwin (PHH 8), was published as a setting for the first three stanzas of Psalm 86 in the 1912 Psalter and in all previous editions of the Psalter Hymnal. Since he studied with Lowell Mason (PHH 96), Sherwin could well have named the tune after him. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harm…

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