Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy as well as a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this year’s selections are very familiar and others are a little more obscure, though most are used in several denominations. In keeping with our theme of Ancients, these hymns are older written before 1700.
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.
This verse was originally the chorus of a hymn by Thomas Ken. It was written sometime before 1674 for the boys of Winchester College to use in their private devotions. In the last 1600s, only Psalms were sung in church services in many denominations. However, this short chorus is now sung weekly in church services as part of the liturgy of several denominations.
Sheet music: https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/137280
Source for information: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/history-of-hymns-praise-god-from-whom-all-blessings-flow