Scripture Verse

For He is the living God, and steadfast for ever, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall be even unto the end. Daniel 6:26

Introduction

Words: From The Yig­dal of Dan­i­el ben Ju­dah, a Jew­ish judge in Rome, cir­ca 1400. Trans­lat­ed to Eng­lish by New­ton Mann (1836–1926) & Max Lands­berg (1845–1928).

Music: Le­o­ni He­brew me­lo­dy, Sac­red Har­mo­ny, 1780 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lands­berg (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Newton M. Mann
(1836–1926)

Lyrics

Praise to the living God!
All praisèd be His name,
Who was, and is, and is to be,
And still the same!
The one eternal God,
Ere aught that now appears;
The first, the last: beyond all thought
His timeless years!

His Spirit floweth free,
High surging where it will;
In prophet’s word He spoke of old;
He speaketh still.
Established is His law,
And changeless it shall stand,
Deep writ upon the human heart,
On sea or land.

He hath eternal life
Implanted in the soul;
His love shall be our strength and stay,
While ages roll.
Praise to the living God!
All praisèd be His name,
Who was, and is, and is to be,
And still the same.