Praise to God Who reigns above

Praise to God Who reigns above. Richard Meux Benson* (1824-1915) This hymn for the Feast of St Michael and all Angels was submitted to the First Edition of A&M  (1861), and printed there (according to JJ, p. 904) with alterations. JJ notes that the original text was restored in the Second Edition of A&M (1875), though ‘still abbreviated’. The principal alteration is to stanza 3:                         1861                                                                  1875 Angel hosts His word fulfil,                               Speeds the Archangel from His Face, Ruling nature by His will:                                   Bearing messages of grace; Round His throne...

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