O Lord Most High

Composer
Difficulty
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Voicing(s)
SAB
Instrumental Only?
No
Description

A setting of the famous Tallis Canon (The Eighth Tune) for three-part choir (in canon), organ, and 6 (optional) handbells, with a text for the Ascension.

Lyrics

O Lord most high, eternal King,
By Thee redeemed Thy praise we sing;
The bonds of death are burst by Thee,
And grace has won the victory.

Ascending to the Father’s throne
Thou claim’st the kingdom as Thine own;
Thy days of mortal weakness o’er
All power is Thine forevermore.

Be Thou our Joy, O mighty Lord,
As Thou wilt be our great Reward;
Let all our glory be in Thee
Both now and through eternity.

All praise from every heart and tongue
to Thee, ascended Lord, be sung;
All praise to God the Father be
And Holy Ghost eternally.