Posts tagged ‘hymn’

October 25, 2015

2015-10-25 Notes from the Bench

“Praise, my soul, the King of heaven” by Henry Francis Lyte and Sir John Goss

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James T. Gerber, Music Associate


“Praise, my soul, the King of heaven” is a stately hymn of praise that is frequently sung at the beginning of solemn liturgical celebrations, including the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II (then H.R. H. Princess Elizabeth) to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at her request. A popular hymn, the origin of this text is rooted within the Anglican tradition. The text was authored by Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) and the music was composed by Sir John Goss (1800-1880).


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