A New Hymn of Praise - Moloney

This simple hymn of praise was written by Irish Roman Catholic priest and author John V Moloney (1916 – 2014).

It is included in several hymn books from Ireland:

These books are the only known sources of sheet music for the song.

The song appears to be mainly used in Ireland, and no on-line examples have been found.   If you know anything more about it, including where to find any on-line examples, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of this page.

It is set to a tune that the Veritas Hymnal called CANTATE DOMINO and was written by A Lesbordes.  This has a 3/4 time signature, and the first few notes of the melody are C A A G F_ GA B B A G_.



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Lyrics

Chorus:
A new hymn of praise let us sing to the Lord,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

This is the day the Lord has made;
Ransom for sin his life he gave.

To save us He was crucified,
Raising our hearts when hope had died.

Bringing him gifts of bread and wine,
We receive back, his life divine.

So live within us, make us one
Stay with us Lord till life is done.


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2 comments:

  1. where can I get the music to accompany this Hymn

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    1. Hi - thanks for the prompt. I've added some more information about this hymn, including sources of sheet music.

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