Lord of Creation to You be all Praise

This is a hymn of praise, in which the singer's heart, mind and will are dedicated to God.

It was written by English born and educated, Church of England missionary and priest Jack (John) Copley Winslow (1882-1974), and first published in his book, Garland of Verse, in 1961.

With meter 10.11.11.11, tunes it has been set to include:
  • SLANE - a traditional Irish tune, which is also used for the less cheerful Be Thou my Vision and Lord of all Hopefulness - and is the most common tune for this hymn
  • MINIVER by Cyril Taylor (1951)
  • CHEDWORTH by John Barnard (b 1948).

Image from Michelangelo's Creación de Adán



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Examples

Singer with keyboard, home recording, tune SLANE:


Duet with guitar, tune SLANE:


Worship leader and massed choir, with piano, tune SLANE, professional recording:


Instrumental - organ, tune MINIVER:


Instrumental - piano, tune CHEDWORTH


Instrumental - piano, tune SLANE:


Midi track, with words on-screen:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Lord of creation, to you be all praise!
Most mighty your working, most wondrous your ways!
Your glory and might are beyond us to tell,
and yet in the heart of the humble you dwell.

Lord of all power, I give you my will,
in joyful obedience your tasks to fulfill.
Your bondage is freedom, your service is song;
and, held in your keeping, my weakness is strong.

Lord of all wisdom, I give you my mind,
rich truth that surpasses man's knowledge to find.
What eye has not seen and what ear has not heard
is taught by your Spirit and shines from your Word.

Lord of all bounty, I give you my heart;
I praise and adore you for all you impart;
your love to inspire me, your counsel to guide,
your presence to cheer me, whatever betide.

Lord of all being, I give you my all;
if ever I disown you, I stumble and fall;
but, sworn in glad service your word to obey,
I walk in your freedom to the end of the way.

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Lord of creation, to you be all praise!
Most mighty your working, most wondrous your ways!
Your glory and might are beyond us to tell,
and yet in the heart of the humble you dwell.

Lord of all power, I give you my will,
in joyful obedience your tasks to fulfill.
Your bondage is freedom, your service is song;
and, held in your keeping, my weakness is strong.

Lord of all wisdom, I give you my mind,
rich truth that surpasses man's knowledge to find.
What eye has not seen and what ear has not heard
is taught by your Spirit and shines from your Word.

Lord of all bounty, I give you my heart;
I praise and adore you for all you impart;
your love to inspire me, your counsel to guide,
your presence to cheer me, whatever betide.

Lord of all being, I give you my all;
if ever I disown you, I stumble and fall;
but, sworn in glad service your word to obey,
I walk in your freedom to the end of the way.

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