In praise of God meet duty and delight
In praise of God meet duty and delight. Erik Routley* (1917-1982).
Written in 1976, this is one of only three hymns for which Routley wrote both text and tune (SHERIDAN). It was commissioned by the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, and first performed at the dedication of a new organ on 14 November 1976. Stanzas 2 and 3 were reversed and line 3 in stanza 3 was altered to ‘voice and mind’ rather than ‘voice and sound’, on that occasion only and in the anthem version (in Routley, Praise, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976). It was first published as a hymn in Sing Alleluia (1987), where it is set to CLIFF TOWN. In RS, the hymn is set to ECHTERNACH, composed for it by Caryl...
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