158. We praise thy name, all-holy Lord

1 We praise thy name, all-holy Lord,
For him, the beacon-light
That shone beside our western sea
Through mists of ancient night;
Who sent to Ireland’s fainting Church
New tidings of thy word:
For David, prince of Cambrian saints,
We praise thee, holy Lord.

2 For all the saintly band whose prayers
Still gird our land about,
Of whom, lest men disdain their praise,
The voiceless stones cry out;
Our hills and vales on every hand
Their names and deeds record:
For these, thy ancient hero host,
We praise thee, holy Lord.

3 Grant us but half their burning zeal,
But half their iron faith,
But half their charity of heart,
And fortitude to death;
That we with them and all thy saints
May in thy truth accord,
And ever in tThy holy Church
May praise thee, holy Lord.

Text Information
First Line: We praise thy name, all-holy Lord
Author: Ebenezer Newell, 1853-1916
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: St David, Patron of Wales: March 1st; The Christian Year: Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper
Tune Information
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: g minor
Source: Hymnau a Thonau, 1865

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