Scripture Verse

The Father…the Son and…the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:20


Friedrich F. Flemming (1778–1813)

Words: Eli­za­beth R. Charles, cir­ca 1858. This hymn is some­what unu­su­al: the lyr­ics do not rhyme.

Music: Flem­ming Fried­rich F. Flem­ming, 1811 (🔊 pdf nwc). Flem­ming wrote the tune for male voic­es for part of Hor­ace’s ode In­te­ger Vitae. It was first pub­lished as a hymn tune in the 1875 edi­tion of the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Psalm­ist.

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Charles (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Praise ye the Fa­ther for His lov­ing­kind­ness;
Tenderly cares He for His err­ing child­ren;
Praise Him, ye an­gels, praise Him in the hea­vens,
Praise ye Je­ho­vah!

Praise ye the Sav­ior—great is His com­pass­ion;
Graciously cares He for His chos­en peo­ple;
Young men and maid­ens, old­er folks and child­ren,
Praise ye the Sav­ior!

Praise ye the Spir­it, Com­fort­er of Is­ra­el,
Sent of the Fa­ther and the Son to bless us;
Praise ye the Fa­ther, Son and Ho­ly Spir­it,
Praise ye the Tri­une God!