Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing

Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing. William Augustus Muhlenberg* (1796-1877). First published in the hymnal of the Episcopal Church in America (1826) entitled The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church in the United States of America,  known as the ‘Prayer Book Collection’. According to JJ, Muhlenberg said that it was written ‘at the particular request of Bishop John Henry Hobart (1775-1830), who wanted something that would go to the tune by Avison, then popular, to the words of Moore, ‘‘Sound the loud timbrel,’’ &c. He liked the verses I made so well that he had them struck off before the hymns [in the Prayer Book...

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