Great King of Heaven/Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

I’ve always liked the music to Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow, probably because I enjoy Baroque (JS Bach era) music so much.  The downside is that there is only one verse to the text, so I found the meter (the back of the LDS hymnal is quite useful that way), and started looking at hymns with the same meter.  There were quite a few of them, but I wanted one whose text would work well with it.  When I came across Great King of Heaven, I was very happy, especially with the end of the last verse, “With myriad echoes, praise the Lord.”  I thought it led perfectly into Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow since each line begins with “Praise…”

This is scored for men’s chorus or quartet.  The first verse is unison and I envisioned it being sung in more of a free form, almost like a Gregorian chant.  I hope you enjoy it!

Sheet music here: Great King of Heaven-Praise God – Full Score

MP3 (synthesized) Audio here:

Music: Louis Bourgeois, from Genfer Psalter, 16th Century
Text: Carrie Stockdale Thomas & Thomas Ken
Arranged: Richard Tolbert
Created: Aug 2015
Duration: 00:02:09


Great King of Heaven:

1.  Great King of heav'n, our hearts we raise
To thee in prayer, to thee in praise.
The vales exult, the hills acclaim,
And all thy works revere thy name.

2.  O Israel's God! Thine arm is strong.
To thee all earth and skies belong,
And with one voice in one glad chord,
With myriad echoes, praise the Lord.

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow:

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.