Praise to God Immortal Praise

This is a hymn of praise, with verses especially suitable for harvest-festival

The words were written by English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children's author Anna Laetitia Aiken Barbauld (1743-1825).   It was originally published under the title "Praise to God in Prosperity and Adversity," in Hymns for Public Worship, 1772.

With meter, tunes it has been set to include:
  • DIX by Conrad Kocher (with the lyrics re-arranged to fix the tune)
  • NUREMBERG by Johann R. Ahle
  • SONG 13 by Orlando Gibbons.
  • PLEYEL'S HYMN byIgnaz J. Pleyel
  • PRAYER by Asahel Abbott, 1852
  • LLANFAIR by Robert Williams (1781-1821)/


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Choir with piano backing and trumpet fanfare, tune LLANFAIR:

Choir with piano, tune LLANFAIR:

Instrumental - piano. Tune:


Praise to God, immortal praise,
For the love that crowns our days;
Bounteous source of every joy,
Let thy praise our tongues employ:

For the blessings of the fields,
For the stores the garden yields,
Flocks that whiten all the plain;
Yellow sheaves of ripened grain,

All that spring with bounteous hand
Scatters o'er the smiling land,
All that liberal autumn pours
From its rich o'erflowing stores.

These, to thee, O God, we owe,
Source whence all our blessings flow;
And for these our souls shall raise
Grateful vows and solemn praise.

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