O Lord We Praise Thee
"O Lord We Praise Thee" is a dancelike arrangement by Hart Morris of the 16th-century hymn tune GOTT SEI GELOBET UND GEBENEDEIET for 3–5 octave handbells, with optional flute and percussion (tom-tom and tambourine). The tempo is not quick, but the sturdy nature of the tune and its shifting meters give it an urgent sense of forward motion, and the optional instruments add emphasis to this feeling. There are no changes of key, but each of the three stanzas is different: the second being a bit subdued and quieter with the third bringing the piece to a final, emphatic expression of praise. This delightful setting fits perfectly at any celebration of the Lord’s Supper. 75 measures. Key of G Major.