Let all the world in every corner sing, My God and King! The heavens are not too high, His praise may thither fly: The earth is not too low, His praises there may grow. Let all the world in every corner sing, My God and King! The church with Psalms must shout. No door can keep them out: But above all, the heart Must bear the longest part. Let all the world in every corner sing, My God and King!
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- by George Herbert (1593 - 1633), appears in The Temple, first published 1633 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Geoffrey Bush (1920 - 1998), "A song of praise" [text not verified]
- by George Dyson (1883 - 1964), "Praise" [SATB chorus and organ or piano], from Three Songs of Praise, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
- by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958), "Antiphon", 1911 [baritone, chorus and orchestra], from Five Mystical Songs, no. 5. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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