Praise to the Holiest in the height


Praise to the Holiest in the height,
and in the depth be praise;
in all his words most wonderful,
most sure in all his ways!

O loving wisdom of our God!
When all was sin and shame,
a second Adam to the fight
and to the rescue came.

O wisest love! that flesh and blood,
which did in Adam fail,
should strive afresh against the foe,
should strive, and should prevail;

and that the highest gift of grace
should flesh and blood refine:
God's presence and his very self,
and essence all-divine.

O generous love! that he who smote
in man for ma the foe,
the double agony in Man
for man should undergo.

And in the garden secretly,
and on the cross on high,
should teach his brethren, and inspire
to suffer and to die.

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
and in the depth be praise;
in all his words most wonderful,
most sure in all his ways!


Words: John Henry Newman (1801-1890), 1866

MIDI: Gerontius (John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876)

Meter: CM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 305 Gerontius  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 301 St. James  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 487 Westminster  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 172 Gerontius, Richmond (Haweis)  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 392    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 136 Gerontius  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 453 Clark, Mear  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 453 Gerontius  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 453 Gerontius  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 453 Gerontius  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 453 Gerontius  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 453 Gerontius, St. James  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 534 Gerontius, Westminster  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 337 Alverstone, Gerontius  
The English Hymnal, 1906 471 Richmond (Haweis)  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 516 Fingal, Gerontius, Sawley  
The Hymnal 1916 259 Gerontius  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 200 Gerontius  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 383 Gerontius, Richmond (Haweis)  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
430 Gerontius  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 279 Gerontius, Hebdomodal, Richmond (Haweis)  
Songs of Praise, 1925 343 First Mode Melody  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 625 First Mode Melody  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 384 Gerontius, Richmond (Haweis)  
The Hymnal 1940 343 Gerontius, Newman  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 185 Chorus Angelorum, Gerontius  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 109 Gerontius, Hebdomodal  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 388 Gerontius, Richmond (Haweis)  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 160 Gerontius  
The Hymn Book 1971 040 Chorus Angelorum, Gerontius  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 079 Chorus Angelorum, Gerontius  
The Hymnal 1982 445 Gerontius, Newman  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 117 Chorus Angelorum, Gerontius  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 439 Chorus Angelorum, Gerontius  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 140 Chorus Angelorum, Gerontius, Richmond (Haweis) (2nd edition)  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 426 Billing, Chorus Angelorum, Gerontius, Richmond (Haweis)  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 372 Gerontius  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 141 Gerontius  
Sing Glory, 1999 058 Gerontius, Richmond (Haweis)  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 563 Gerontius  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 557 Gerontius, Richmond (Haweis)  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 572 Billing, Chorus Angelorum, Gerontius, Richmond (Haweis)  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 108 Chorus Angelorum, Gerontius  

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