Praise we now the Word of grace (Anonymous)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-04-05). Score information: A4, 1 page, 40 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-04-05). Score information: A4, 1 page, 87 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
Title: Praise we now the Word of grace
Lyricist: Sydney Newman Sedgwickcreate page
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 77. 77
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard
First published: 1525
2nd published: 1742 in A Collection of Tunes Sung at the Foundery
3rd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 417
Description: Tune originally known as "Hernhuth" or "Herrnhuth", arranged in The Foundery Collection, 1742, and has become better known as "Savannah". The harmony, found in many hymnals, is by an anonymous arranger. Words by Charles Wesley, 1739, Hymns and Sacred Poems, Entitled Hymn for Easter-Day, Stanzas 2-4. Tune available in E♭ here.
Original text and translations
Praise we now the Word of grace;
may our hearts its truth embrace:
from its pages may we hear
Christ our Teacher, speaking clear.
May the Gospel of the Lord
everywhere be spread abroad,
that the world around may own
Christ as King, and Christ alone.