God, my King, thy might confessing

God, my King, thy might confessing. Richard Mant* (1776-1848). This is a metrical version of Psalm 145, ‘I will extol thee, my God, O king’. It was first published in Mant’s The Book of Psalms, in an English Metrical Version (1824), and in the USA in Psalms, in Metre Selected from the Psalms of David; suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church (New York, 1832). It has been very well regarded in the USA: it was used by the Protestant Episcopal Church as early as 1832 in a ‘Selection of Psalms’ bound in with the Prayer Book and Hymnal. It was included in the Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church (1892), and in all editions thereafter, including H82. It is almost unknown in Britain. It...

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