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Now Praise we Great and Famous Men

Now Praise we Great and Famous Men Lyrics and Music

The uplifting words and lyrics of the celebrated hymn begin with "Now praise we great and famous men, The fathers named in story" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Now Praise we Great and Famous Men " hymn were written by its Welsh author William George Tarrant. The author of the hymn, William George Tarrant, was born on July 2, 1853 and died on January 15, 1928. The uplifting music that accompanies the "Now Praise we Great and Famous Men " song of praise was composed by Johann Sebastian Bach The composer of the music to the "Now Praise we Great and Famous Men " hymn, Johann Sebastian Bach, was born on March 21, 1685 and died on July 28, 1750. We have placed "Now Praise we Great and Famous Men " in the category of Catholic Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

Now Praise we Great and Famous Men Hymn
Title: Now Praise we Great and Famous Men *** Name of Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: William George Tarrant *** Hymns Category: Catholic Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful words of the "Now Praise we Great and Famous Men " lyrics, William George Tarrant (July 2, 1853-January 15, 1928), was born in Pembroke Dock, South Wales and achieved fame as a Unitarian pastor and hymn writer.

Now Praise we Great and Famous Men Lyrics

Now praise we great and famous men,
The fathers named in story;
And praise the Lord, Who now as then
Reveals in man His glory.

Praise we the wise and brave and strong,
Who graced their generation,
Who helped the right, and fought the wrong,
And made our folk a nation.

Praise we the great of heart and mind,
The singers sweetly gifted,
Whose music like a mighty wind
The souls of men uplifted.

Praise we the peaceful men of skill,
Who builded homes of beauty,
And, rich in art, made richer still
The brotherhood of duty.

Praise we the glorious names we know,
And they whose names have perished,
Lost, in the haze of long ago,
In silent love be cherished.

In peace their sacred ashes rest,
Fulfilled their day's endeavor;
They blessed the earth, and they are blessed
Of God and man forever.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Now Praise we Great and Famous Men ", Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685-July 28, 1750), was born in the town of Eisenach in Thuringia, Germany and became famous as a composer, Church organist, harpsichordist and musician of the Baroque period.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Now Praise we Great and Famous Men
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William George Tarrant (July 2, 1853 to January 15, 1928)
Nationality of Author: Welsh

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685 to July 28, 1750)
Hymn Category: Catholic Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Now praise we great and famous men, The fathers named in story"
First Publication Date: 1888

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