|In Every Word and Deed They Spoke of Christ|
Lord God, We Give You Thanks for All Your Saints was written by Marcella Martin (b.1908). It is hymn #488 in the New Standard Version of Hymns: Ancient and Modern. It is set to the tune, Woodlands by British composer and educator, Walter Greatorex (1877-1949). For 38 years he was the Director of Music at Gresham's School in Holt, North Norfork. It was there in 1919 that he composed Woodlands to be sung in the school's chapel. It is better known as the setting for the hymn, Lift Up Your Hearts. Some of his more notable pupils include Benjamin Britten, Lennox Berkeley, and W. H. Auden.