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The God of Abraham praise – Leoni

First line:
The God of Abraham praise
author of text
based on the Hebrew Yigdal

The original words of The God of Abraham praise are attributed to the fourteenth-century poet Daniel ben Judah. After hearing Cantor Meyer Lyon sing these verses to the Hebrew melody 'Yigdal' in The Great Synagogue in London, the Welsh Methodist preacher Thomas Olivers (who worked with John Wesley) paraphrased the text for Christian use in 1770. He named the tune 'Leoni' after Lyon.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2019


The Hymns Album, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD572Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 14 on SIGCD572 [2'26] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD572 track 14

Recording date
15 July 2018
Recording venue
Huddersfield Town Hall, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tim Thorne
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & James Waterhouse
Hyperion usage
  1. The Hymns Album, Vol. 2 (SIGCD572)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: April 2019
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