Based on Psalm 68, Let God Arise in Majesty first appeared in 1567. Elizabeth I was Queen of England, and it would be ten years yet before Francis Drake set out on his circumnavigation of the world.
We are now open to reader requests for Advent and Christmas music–hymns, I mean. Not I Saw Mommy Kissin’ Santa Claus or anything like that. Don’t be bashful. We want your hymn requests!