We give immortal praise (William Croft)

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  • (Posted 2021-04-20)  CPDL #64158:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-04-20).   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
  • (Posted 2021-04-20)  CPDL #64157:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-04-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: We give immortal praise
Composer: William Croft
Tune: Croft's 136th
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66. 44. 44

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 520
Description: Melody and bass by Croft

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

We give immortal praise
to God the Father’s love
for all our comforts here,
and better hopes above:
he sent his own
eternal Son,
to die for sins
that man had done.

To God the Son belongs
immortal glory too,
who bought us with his blood
from everlasting woe:
and now he lives,
and now he reigns,
and sees the fruit
of all his pains.

To God the Spirit’s name
immortal worship give,
whose new-creating power
makes the dead sinner live:
his work completes
the great design,
and fills the soul
with joy divine.

Almighty God, to thee
be endless honours done,
the undivided Three,
and the mysterious One:
where reason fails
with all her powers,
there faith prevails,
and love adores.