Praise God from whom

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soprano, alto, tenor, bass

Praise God from whom  all             bless   -  ings          flow,
                          Praise God from whom all bless- ings flow,

praise him all crea - tures    here     be     -       low,
                     praise him all crea - tures here below,

praise him all creatures here below,

praise him a - bove,            praise him a - bove,
                     praise him a - bove,             praise him above,

 
praise him a - bove,      ye  heav'n         - ly        host,
                     praise him a - bove, ye heav'n - ly host,

praise him above, praise him above

praise him above, ye heavenly host,

praise Fa      -      -ther, Son, and Ho  -        ly Ghost.
             praise Fa-ther, Son,           and Ho-ly Ghost. 

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, amen, amen,      hal-le-lu-jah,
                                                                    hal    -le -lu-jah,

hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, amen,

amen, hallelujah, amen, hallelujah, amen.

Audio of "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow"
from
Singing: Treasures From Mennonite Worship CD.
Performed by the Eastern Mennonite University Chamber Singers
conducted by Kenneth Nafziger.
Copyright 2001 by Herald Press, Scottdale PA 15683.
See article
606: When, why and how do Mennonites use the anthem?

                       Alternate text:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
praise God all creatures here below, 
praise God above, ye heav'nly host.
O praise our God, blessed Three-in-One.

#118 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  Thomas Ken, Manual of Prayers for the Use of Scholars of Winchester College,
                                                          1695, altered 1709
   Tune:  Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music, 1830

listen to a Mennonite congregation sing this a capella

         A personal note: I first heard this hymn while a student at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, USA. The class I was attending was meeting for the first time in a newly constructed room, and the professor (David Augsburger) suggested we dedicate it by singing "606." The group then sang this 3-page doxology from memory, a-capella. I was impressed and moved.  "606," I discovered, was its number in the 1969 Mennonite Hymnal. Later, while a student at Bethany Seminary, this song become a fixture of our choir. When the new hymnal, shared by our Mennonite and Brethren traditions, was published, this work was included.       (plh)
         The earliest instance of this tune in print (discovered to-date, that is) is the ninth edition of Lowell Mason's Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection in 1830, where it was designated as "Doxology."  It first appeared in the fifteenth edition (1876) of Harmonia Sacra, enetitled "Dedication Anthem," which is its designation in the Hymnal: A Worship Book, alongside "(606)."      [p. 290, Hymnal Companion, Writer/Compiler - Joan A Fyock, ed. Lani Wright, 1996, Brethren Press]

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