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Let All the World in Every Corner Sing

Let all the world in every corner sing

Author: George Herbert
Published in 153 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
"My God and King!"
The heav'ns are not too high,
God's praise may thither fly;
the earth is not too low,
God's praises there may grow.
Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
"My God and King!"

2 Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
"My God and King!"
The church with psalms must shout:
no door can keep them out.
But, more than all, the heart
must bear the longest part.
Let all the world in ev'ery corner sing,
"My God and King!"

Source: Hymns to the Living God #30

Author: George Herbert

Herbert, George, M.A., the fifth son of Richard Herbert and Magdalen, the daughter of Sir Richard Newport, was born at his father's seat, Montgomery Castle, April 3, 1593. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1611. On March 15, 1615, he became Major Fellow of the College, M.A. the same year, and in 1619 Orator for the University. Favoured by James I., intimate with Lord Bacon, Bishop Andrewes, and other men of influence, and encouraged in other ways, his hopes of Court preferment were somewhat bright until they were dispelled by the deaths of the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hamilton, and then of King James himself. Retiring into Kent, he formed the resolution of taking Holy Orders… Go to person page >

Notes

Let all the world in every corner sing. G. Herbert. [Praise to God, the King.] First published posthumously in his Temple, in 1633, p. 45, in the following form:—

"Antiphone.
"Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
My God and King.
"Verse: The heavens are not too high,
His praise may thither flie:
The earth is not too low,
His praises there may grow.
Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
My God and King.
"Verse: The church with psalms must shout,
No doore can keep them out:
But above all, the heart
Must bear the longest part.
"Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
My God and King."

Although admirably adapted for musical treatment, the original form of the text is not popular with modern editors. We have the original in Thring's Collection, 1882; and in the Hymnary, 1872, the same, with the addition of a doxology. Usually the text is rearranged, sometimes, as in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871; Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, &c.; and again, in other collections in a different manner. This hymn is also in common use in America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3648
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #49
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 45 of 45)

A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #27

A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #28

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Ancient and Modern #704

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #425

TextAudio

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #28

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #15

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #314

Church Family Worship #49

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #360

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #122

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Common Praise (1998) #357

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Common Praise #497

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #382

Complete Mission Praise #404

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #22

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Glory to God #636

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Hymnal Supplement 1991 #835

Hymnal Supplement II #2

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #202

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #342a

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #342b

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #122

Hymns of the Saints #30

Hymns Old and New #296

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Hymns to the Living God #30

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Rejoice in the Lord #11

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #9

Sing Glory #47

Singing the Faith #57

The Book of Praise #271

The Covenant Hymnal #17

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3648

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The Hymnal 1982 #402

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The Hymnal 1982 #403

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #218

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The New English Hymnal #394

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #468

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #11

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The United Methodist Hymnal #93

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The Worshiping Church #24

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Together in Song #105

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #20

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Worship (3rd ed.) #536

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Worship and Rejoice #49

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Worship Supplement 2000 #745

Include 108 pre-1979 instances
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