We Praise You Creator (Les cieux et la terre)

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1 Les cieux et la terre célèbrent en chœur
la gloire du Père, du Dieu créateur.
Qu'il est redoutable dans sa majesté!
Qu'il est admirable dans sa charité!

2 C'est lui qui nous donne le printemps joyeux,
les fruits de l'automne, l'été radieux.
Largesse infinie que rien ne tarit!
Sa main rassasie tout être qui vit.

3 Mais, ô Dieu suprême, plus que tous tes dons,
c'est ton amour même que nous adorons,
O source éternelle de grâce et de paix,
ton peuple fidèle te loue à jamais.

Author: Edmund Louis Budry

Birth: August 30, 1854, Vevey, Switzerland Death: November 12, 1932, Vevey, Switzerland Edmond L. Budry, author of "Thine Be the Glory," was born in 1854. He was educated at Lausanne, after which he became a minister in the Eglise Evangelique Libre du Canton de Vaud, which broke away from the Swiss National Reformed Church. He pastored in Cully and Sainte Croix, then went to the Free Church at Vevey, near Montreux on Lake Geneva, where he served for thirty-five years. Along with writing original hymns, Budry also translated hymns from German, English and Latin into French. Some of his works were published in Chants Evangeliques, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1885. --http://www.songsandhymns.org/people/detail/edmond-budry Go to person page >

Translator (into English): Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson, a composer and church musician, grew up in northern Ontario, Canada. He attended Glendon College, York University in Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. He went on to study classical guitar performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, receiving its ARCT (Associate of Royal Conservatory Teachers) degree in 1979. Since then he has worked as a composer and performer in many contexts, in both French and English. Andrew co-edited the Book of Praise (1997), Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Donald Anderson. Their company, Binary Editions, continues to administer copyright for the PCC. In 2007 he was made a Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, by Knox College of the University of Toronto, for… Go to person page >

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First Line: Les cieux et la terre célèbrent en choeur (We praise you Creator, in earth, sea and sky
Title: We Praise You Creator (Les cieux et la terre)
French Title: Les cieux et la terre
Author: Edmund Louis Budry (1904)
Translator (into English): Andrew Donaldson (1993)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Language: French
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: English words © 1993 Andrew Donaldson

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LYONS

LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…

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