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O worship the king – Hanover

First line:
O worship the king
NEH 433
verse 4 arrangement
last verse descant
author of text
after Psalm 104

Sir Robert Grant was a politician, barrister, Director of the East India Company and Governor of Bombay, who took a significant interest in pursuing Jewish emancipation. The majority of his hymns were written between 1806 and 1815, when they were published in the Christian Observer. This imaginative, spiritual reflection on the beginning of Psalm 104 is perhaps his most famous hymn, and was first published in 1833.

Although the tune Hanover was first published anonymously in the Supplement to the New Version of Psalms by Dr Nicholas Brady and Nahum Tate (1708), it is widely believed to be by William Croft (1678–1727), who became Organist of Westminster Abbey a year after its publication. The descant is by Alan Gray (1855–1935) who was Director of Music at Trinity College, Cambridge, for over thirty years at the beginning of the twentieth century.

from notes by The Revd Dr James Hawkey © 2014


Rejoice, the Lord is king!
Studio Master: CDA68013Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 17 on CDA68013 [2'21]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68013 track 17

Recording date
18 January 2013
Recording venue
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Rejoice, the Lord is king! (CDA68013)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: January 2014
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