Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! (StF 186)

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! 

Source: Singing the Faith: 186
Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith
Music: “Woodlands” by Walter Greatorex arr Paul Leddington Wright
Metre: 10.10.10.10.
Verses: 4

Further information

Based on The Magnificat, the song of Jesus’ mother, Mary (Luke 1:46-55). See also My soul rejoices in God my Saviour (StF 60).

Evermore or ever more?

In response to an enquiry: TD-S’s use of the word “evermore” at the close of the final verse is correct. Though this is sometimes written as two words, traditionally (from Middle English onwards), it’s written as a single word: a more emphatic version of “ever”, which is exactly right in this context. The word also holds the remnant suggestion of “always, at all times, constantly”, which is also appropriate here.

Categories: 10.10.10.10.(10.10.10.10.), Advent, Dudley-Smith, Timothy, Greatorex, Walter, Justice and Peace, Woodlands, Wright, Paul Leddington.

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