Lyra Davidica

Lyra Davidica (1708). The full title of this book is Lyra Davidica, or, A Collection of Divine Songs and Hymns, Partly New Compos’d, partly Translated from the High-German, and Latin Hymns: And set to easy and pleasant Tunes, for more General Use. A quotation from Isaiah on the title page reads ‘Isa. XXIV. XVI, XIV, XV. From the [Wing] of the Earth we have heard Songs: Even Glory to the Righteous. — They shall Sing for the Majesty of the Lord; they shall Cry aloud from the Sea. — Wherefore Glorify ye the Lord in the Isles of the Sea.’ It is a small book, containing between 30 and 40 hymns or canticles. It is famous for containing the text and tune of the Easter hymn, ‘Jesus Christ is risen...

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