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Worthy Of Homage And Of Praise

by Miss F. T. Wigram (19th Century)

Tune: Duke Street L.M.

1 WORTHY of homage and of praise;
Worthy by all to be adored:
Exhaustless theme of heavenly lays!
Thou, Thou art worthy, Jesus, Lord.

2 To Thee, e'en now, our song we raise,
Though sure the tribute mean must prove:
No mortal tongue can tell Thy ways,
So full of life, and light, and love.

3 Yet, Saviour, Thou shalt have full praise;
We soon shall meet Thee on the cloud;
We soon shall see Thee face to face,
In glory praising as we would.

Tom said ...
The composer of the tune is a Thomas Tallis, whom I knew nothing about before, apart from that a local school here is named after him! (which school has actually been used for some Brethren Saturday meetings in recent years).
They have provided more info on this 16th century composer who lived in Greenwich;
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 : 11:33
Daryl said ...
This tune is not Tallis`s Canon, it is Duke Street. Interesting feature of the correct Tallis`s Canon , it can be sung as a 4 part round!
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 : 12:07
Tom said ...
Thx, corrected.
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 : 22:07
Nick Fleet said ...
The Tallis tune is given as the 'second tune' in the music edition (the only hymn in the book with this disctinction!). It is better known as the tune to 'Glory to Thee, my God, this night'
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020 : 23:59
Adrian said ...
I was brought up and still worship with the Opens in NZ. The main worship hymn books we used were Light & Love and Hymns of Praise so I hadn't come across this hymn before. I was struck by the beauty and depth of the words of this hymn and was wondering if someone could tell me - was the hymnwriter related to GV Wigram
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 : 07:51
John said ...
Miss FT Wigram was GVW's daughter. More detail can be found at:

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 : 15:31
Gregory Morris said ...
Let me commend the tune Homage (LFTB 1954 no. 80) Duke Street is a fine old tune but Charles LeFlaive is rarely outclassed and this is to my mind the proper tune for the hymn.
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 : 07:14

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