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We praise thy name, all-holy Lord

We praise thy name, all-holy Lord. Ebenezer Josiah Newell* (1853-1916). This hymn on Saint David (ca. 500- ca. 589) was included in EH and NEH, SofPE, and A&MR. The three verses in EH and subsequent books were selected from a hymn in seven verses on the Welsh saints, published in The Northern Churchman and St David’s Weekly (29 February 1896, i.e. just before Saint David’s day, 1 March). There is reference to David’s noble birth (he was the son of Ceredig ap Cunedda, king of Ceredigion) and to the tradition that he sent monks to revive the church in Ireland: We praise thy name, all-holy Lord,   For him, the beacon-light That shone beside our western sea   Through mists of ancient...

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