Christ, By Heavenly Hosts Adored

Representative Text

1 Christ, by heavenly hosts adored,
Gracious, mighty, sov'reign Lord,
God of nations, King of kings,
Head of all created things,
By the Church with joy confessed,
God o'er all forever blest;
Pleading at Thy throne we stand,
Save Thy people, bless our land.

2 On our fields of grass and grain
Send, O Lord, the kindly rain;
O'er our wide and goodly land
Crown the labors of each hand.
Let Thy kind protection be
O'er our commerce on the sea:
Open, Lord, Thy bounteous hand,
Bless Thy people, bless our land.

3 Let our rulers ever be
Men that love and honor Thee;
Let the powers by Thee ordained
Be in righteousness maintained;
In the people's hearts increase
Love of piety and peace;
Thus united we shall stand
One wide, free, and happy land.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Henry Harbaugh

Harbaugh, Henry, D.D., born in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 1817, was of Swiss descent. In early life he was a farmer, carpenter, and teacher; but in 1840 he entered Marshall College, Mercersburg. Entering the ministry of the German Reformed body, he became, in 1844, Pastor at Lewisburg, Lancaster and Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and in 1864 Professor in Theology at Mercersburg. He died Dec. 27, 1867. He was Editor of the Guardian and the Mercersburg Review, in which he advocated what was called "Mercersburg Theology." His published works include sundry books about Heaven; Poems, Philadelphia, 1860, and Hymns & Chants for Sunday Schools, Lebanon, 1861. This last includes his hymns. The best known and most widely used of his compositions a… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ, by heavenly hosts adored, Gracious, mighty, sovereign Lord
Title: Christ, By Heavenly Hosts Adored
Author: Henry Harbaugh
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR (Elvey)

George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in th…

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SALZBURG (Hintze)

The tune SALZBURG, named after the Austrian city made famous by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was first published anonymously in the nineteenth edition of Praxis Pietatis Melica (1678); in that hymnbook's twenty-fourth edition (1690) the tune was attributed to Jakob Hintze (b. Bernau, Germany, 1622; d. B…

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Timeline

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The Cyber Hymnal #764
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Instances

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A Manual of Worship #302

Book of Common Praise #d70

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #743

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Carmina Sanctorum #743

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Christian Praise #658

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Christian Worship #617

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #495

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #296

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #296

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #297

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #297

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d89

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1156

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Hymns for Schools and Colleges #241

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Hymns of the Church #549

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In Excelsis #747

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In Excelsis #a747

Inter-Church Hymnal #d49

Liturgy and Hymnal for the Use of the General Church of the New Jerusalem #d17

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Lutheran Worship #499

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Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #537

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #489

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d63

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Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #341

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d565

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #496

The Book of Common Praise #d74

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The Children's Hymnal #247

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The Church Hymnal #188a

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The Church Hymnal #188b

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The Church Hymnal #188a

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The Church Hymnal #188b

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The Church Hymnary #892

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1364

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The Cyber Hymnal #764

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d653

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #188

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The Hymnal #188

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The Lutheran Hymnal #566

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The New Christian Hymnal #364

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d82

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The Praise Offering #123

The School Hymnary #d196

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d81

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The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) (2nd ed) #890a

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d46

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Trinity Hymnal #623

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Worship in Song #700

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