19 February 2012

Sunday Morning Praise


Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty


"Joachim Neander, called the greatest of all German-Calvinist Reformed hymn writers, was born in Bremen, Germany on May 31, 1650. He wrote approximately sixty hymns and composed many tunes. Nearly all of his hymns are triumphant expressions of praise. Neander, though only thirty years of age when he died, was a noted scholar in theology, literature and mustic, as well as pastor of the Reformed Church in Dusseldorf, Germany. The Julian Dictionary of Hymnology calls this hymn 'a magnificent hymn of praise, perhaps the finest production of its author and of the first rank in its class.'" (Kenneth Osbeck, 101 Hymn Stories, 209).

3 comments:

  1. "Nearly all of his hymns are triumphant expressions of praise."

    you can tell he was a very thankful man. Back then they really knew something we've lost in our day.

    We have more comforts and blessings than any generation and somehow we have less obeisance in our hearts in praising the LORD as we should.

    I pray we increase in praising our LORD who alone is worthy of all the glory and honor

    Thanks for the timeless song EBenz

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  2. Yes, magnificent is the right word!

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  3. You just post all the good ones, don't you?! Thanks, another hymn I just love!

    -carolyn

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