#73 Praise to the Lord with Heart and Voice

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Lyrics:

1. Praise the Lord with heart and voice.
Let all men on earth rejoice.
Praise to him for life and light,
Truth revealed in splendor bright!
Praise the Lord with heart and voice.
Let all men on earth rejoice.

2. Tell of him in loud acclaim.
Sing the wonders of his name.
Sing with joy for grace made known,
Wondrous love to all men shown.
Tell of him in loud acclaim.
Sing the wonders of his name.

3. Father, God, eternal Friend,
Thou art Life; there is no end.
All creation ev’rywhere
Lives in thee, for thou art there.
Father, God, eternal Friend,
Thou art Life; there is no end.

Text and music: Tracy Y. Cannon, 1879-1961. (c) 1948 IRI

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Tracy Young Cannon (July 23, 1879 – November 6, 1961) was an American Latter-day Saint musician, composer, and musicologist.

In 1909, Cannon became assistant organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He served in this position for 21 years. In 1930, Cannon served as the organist for the presentation of The Message of the Ages.[1]

In 1920, Cannon was appointed to the General Music Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1939, he was made second assistant to Melvin J. Ballard, supervisor of the committee.[1]

From 1915 to 1927, Cannon was a member of the high council of the Pioneer Stake of the LDS Church.[2] In 1917, he became a member of the Deseret Sunday School Union General Board. From 1930 through 1936, Cannon was bishop of the Cannon Ward in Salt Lake City.[2]

Cannon was an editor of the 1927 LDS Church hymnal.[2]

In 1925, Cannon was appointed director of the McCune School of Music and Art. He served in this position until 1950.[1]

Cannon wrote The Organist’s Manual.[1]

In the 1985 English edition of the LDS hymnal, the following hymns are by Cannon:

  • 9 “Come, Rejoice” (Words and music)
  • 20 “God of Power, God of Right” (music)
  • 73 “Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice” (words and music)
  • 161 “The Lord Be with Us” (music)
  • 167 “Come, Let Us Sing an Evening Hymn” (music)
  • 234 “Jesus, Mighty King in Zion” (music)
  • 288 “How Beautiful Thy Temples, Lord” (music)