November 25, 2012

Sing Praise to Our Creator

Praise the Holy Trinity, Undivided Unity

Sing Praise to Our Creator (1961) was written by Omer Westendorf (1916-1997). He was one of the early writers of English language hymns for the Roman Catholic Church. In 1950 he founded what would eventually known as World Library Publications. In 1955, WLP published it's first hymnal which included many new works for the liturgy and introduced to the Church the first of a number of new composers whose works anticipated the reforms of Vatican II. Sing Praise to Our Creator is set to the tune: Gott Vater! Sei Gepriesen, first published in 1833 as part of the Mainz Gesangbuch. In the Liturgy of the Hours it is used on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and for Mid-Afternoon Prayer during Ordinary Time.

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