Hymn of Grateful Praise

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SSAA mezzo solo

A majestic hymn of gratitude, this new setting of the popular Pierpoint text soars. A rising ritornello: “Lauda, laudate Dominum” contrasts with the hymn verses.

Perusal Score: 
Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
JS-052
Duration: 
3:15
Premiere
Premiere Ensemble: 
Aurora Chorus
Premiere Conductor: 
Joan Szymko
Text
Text Author or Source: 
Folliot S. Pierpont (1835-1917)
Language: 
English
Text: 

For the beauty of the earth,

For the glory of the skies;

For the love which from our birth,

Over and around us lies;

O Source of all, to Thee we raise

This, our hymn of grateful praise:

Lauda! Laudate Dominum!

For the wonder of each hour,

Of the day and of the night;

Hill and vale and tree and flow'r,

Sun and moon, and stars of light;

O Source of all, to Thee we raise

This, our hymn of grateful praise:

Lauda! Laudate Dominum!

For the joy of ear and eye,

For the heart and mind's delight;

For the mystic harmony,

Linking sense to sound and sight;

O Source of all, to Thee we raise

This, our hymn of joyful praise:


Lauda! Laudate Dominum!
Lauda! Laudate Dominum!
Lauda! Lauda! Lauda!