We invite you to use the Bicentennial hymn for worship, prayer, or Bible study.

The tune, MILLER CHAPEL, was composed by David Hugh Jones in 1955 while he was director of music at Princeton Seminary. It is named in honor of Miller Chapel, the Seminary’s gathering place for daily worship. The text is a fresh translation of an anonymous Chinese poem. It was initially translated by Chi Yi Chen, former choral associate at Princeton Seminary, and put into verse by Mary Louise Bringle, chair of the committee that is publishing the new Presbyterian Church (USA) hymnal, Glory to God

The words are under copyright by GIA Publications and are covered by If your church does not own this copyright license, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder.  Download the hymn and the annotated notes written by Bringle.  

Bicentennial Hymn

Annotated Hymn Notes