Hymn of the day

by Richard on September 26, 2010

Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for He is kind.

For His mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us blaze His Name abroad,
For of gods He is the God.

He with all commanding might
Filled the new made world with light.

He hath, with a piteous eye,
Looked upon our misery.

He the golden tressèd sun
Caused all day his course to run.

Th’horned moon to shine by night;
’Mid her spangled sisters bright.

All things living He doth feed,
His full hand supplies their need.

Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for He is kind.

John Milton

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1

Kim 09.26.10 at 9:21 am

Nice one to send me whistling off to church. God is kind!
Thanks, mate.

2

Richard 09.26.10 at 5:56 pm

I was taking a harvest festival this morning. Didn’t have exactly this hymn - it’s not in the book - but had something closely related to it, and with the same tune. One of my favourites, provided the tune isn’t allowed to slow to a dirge.

3

Kim 09.26.10 at 10:20 pm

While it was in Congregational Praise (1951), shockingly and inexcusably it is not in Rejoice and Sing (1991). So, embarrassingly, it has to be left to the Methodists in Hymns and Psalms (1983) to pay contemporary homage to Milton, a Presbyterian become an Independent. Mind, he was an Arminian!

4

Richard 09.26.10 at 10:50 pm

So the Methodists can something right(ish) every once in a while? ;)

5

ee 09.28.10 at 9:35 am

Haven’t heard this in years but still get it in my head occasionally. A wonderful hymn - should be wheeled out more often.

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