Secretary’s Newsletter 89 Summer 2021

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.89: Summer 2021 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page The Hymn Society Website: www.hymnsocietygbi.org.uk The Hymn Society of Gt Britain and Ireland Annual Conference – planning update: At the time of writing, life appears to be returning to some sort of normality, …

Hymn of the day July 2021

Jerusalem the Golden, with milk and honey blest: Gordon Giles

Jerusalem the Golden, with milk and honey blest ‘Urbs Sion aurea’ from Hora novissima, Bernard of Cluny 12th century and Hymns A & M editors 1861 Public Domain Tune: EWING adapted from a tune by Alexander Ewing (1830-95), 1853 Public Domain Gordon Giles Jerusalem the golden, with milk and honey blest, Beneath thy contemplation sink heart and voice opprest. I …

Hymn of the day July 2021

The song of the sea, once melodious, is dying: Andrew Pratt

The song of the sea, once melodious, is dying Andrew Pratt (1948 – ) © 2021 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England copyright@stainer.co.uk . Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd Tune: STREETS OF LAREDO – Anonymous American Public Domain …

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How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord: Gordon Taylor

How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord ‘K’ in Rippon’s Selection (1787), sometimes attributed to Richard Keen (fl. 1787) Public Domain Tune: ST DENIO (Welsh melody, 19th century) Public Domain Gordon Taylor HOW firm a Foundation, ye Saints of the Lord, Is laid for your Faith in his excellent Word; What more can he say than to you …

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Jesus was passing through Jericho: Ian Sharp

Jesus was passing through Jericho[1] Alan Gaunt (1935 – ) Tune: JERICHO SONG – A. Ian Sharp (1943 – ) Text and tune © Stainer & Bell Ltd, PO Box 110, 23 Gruneisen Road, LONDON N3 1DZ, www.stainer.co.uk. Email: post@stainer.co.uk [1] Alan Gaunt, Delight that Never Dies: Hymn Texts 1997-2003 by Alan Gaunt: (London: Stainer and Bell, 2003), no. 6. Ian …

Hymn of the day July 2021

They Set Out On Their Homeward Road: Martin Leckebusch

They Set Out On Their Homeward Road Frederik Herman Kaan (1929-2009) © 1968 Stainer & Bell Ltd., PO Box 110, 23 Gruneisen Road, LONDON N3 1DZ, www.stainer.co.uk. Email: post@stainer.co.uk Tune: WYCH CROSS, Erik Reginald Routley (1917-82) © Oxford University Press Martin Leckebusch They set out on their homeward road, the two disciples lost and sad, re-living still the episode when all …

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Earth’s fragile beauties we possess: Matthew Rushton

Earth’s fragile beauties we possess Robert Andrew Willis (1947 – ) © Very Rev’d Robert Willis, with kind permission Tune: KINGSFOLD, English folk song arr. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Tune, Public Domain, arrangement © Oxford University Press Matthew Rushton Earth’s fragile beauties we possess As pilgrim gifts from God, And walk the slow and dangerous way His wounded feet have trod. …

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Let all mortal flesh keep silence: Jonathan Halliwell

Let all mortal flesh keep silence Σιγησάτω πᾶσα σάρξ βροτεία Gerard Moultrie, (1829-85) from the Liturgy of St James[1] Tune: PICARDY – Chansons Populaire des Provinces de France (1860 Fleury Weckerlin), after Anonymous French Melody Public Domain [1] The English Hymnal (London: Henry Frowde, 1906), no. 318, Jonathan Halliwell Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling …

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When a blind man came to Jesus: Marjorie Dobson

When a blind man came to Jesus Marjorie Dobson (1940 – ) © 2004 Stainer & Bell Ltd. PO Box 110, 23 Gruneisen Road, LONDON N3 1DZ, www.stainer.co.uk. Used by permission Tune: MANNHEIM, Congregational Church Music (1853, Binney), Lowell Mason (1792-1872) after Friedrich Filitz (1804-76). Public Domain UGADALE, June Baker (1936 – ) © Stainer & Bell Ltd. PO Box …

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With glorious clouds encompassed round: Richard Watson

With glorious clouds encompassed round Charles Wesley (1707-88) Public Domain Tune: ST GREGORY, Robert Wainwright (1748-82) Public Domain Richard Watson With glorious clouds encompassed round,   Whom angels dimly see, Will the Unsearchable be found   Or God appear to me? Will he forsake his throne above,   Himself to me impart? Answer, thou Man of grief and love,   And speak it to …

Hymn of the day July 2021

Today I awake and God is before me: Chris Moorsom

Today I awake and God is before me[1] Tune: SLITHERS OF GOLD Words and Music John L. Bell (1949 – ) and Graham Maule (1958-2019) © 1989 Wild Goose Resource Group, c/o Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, www.wildgoose.scot. [1] As published in Love from Below: (Wild Goose Songs 3) (Glasgow: Wild Goose Publications / The Iona Community, …

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Stay, Master, stay upon this heavenly hill: David Blanchflower

Stay, Master, stay upon this heavenly hill Samuel Greg (1804-1887) Public Domain Tune: UNDE ET MEMORES, W H Monk (1823-1889) Public Domain David Blanchflower Stay, Master, stay, upon this heavenly hill; A little longer, let us linger still; With all the mighty ones of old beside, Near to the awful Presence still abide; Before the throne of light we trembling …

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Name of all majesty: Caroline Gill

Name of all majesty Timothy Dudley-Smith (1926 – ) WORDS: For Europe and Africa © Timothy Dudley-Smith For the rest of the world including the USA and Canada: © 1984 Hope Publishing Company Tune: MAJESTAS (Baughen) – Michael Baughen (1930 – ) © Michael Baughen / Jubilate Hymns Ltd. Caroline Gill Name of all majesty, fathomless mystery, King of the …

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Who comes to me, the Saviour said: Gordon Taylor

Who comes to me, the Saviour said William Kitching (1837-1906) Public Domain Tune: MERCY STILL FOR THEE, Elbridge Holder (1840-1879) No. 49 in Salvation Army Music, 1900, compiled by William Booth: Public Domain[1] [1] Salvation Army archives. Gordon Taylor Who comes to me, the Saviour said, To him I freely give Eternal life; though he were dead Yet henceforth shall …

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Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep: Malcolm Sturgess

Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep Godfrey Thring (1923-1903) Public Domain Tune: ST AËLRED, John Bacchus Dykes (1823-76) Public Domain Malcolm Sturgess Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep, watch did thine anxious servants keep, but thou wast wrapped in guileless sleep,   calm and still. “Save, Lord, we perish!” was their cry, “O save us in our agony!” …

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Our Father, Thou in heav’n above: Ian Sharp

Our Father, Thou in heav’n above [‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’][1] Martin Luther (1483-1546), tr. Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878) Public Domain Tune: VATER UNSER, Anon. Schumann, 1539 Public Domain [1] Text and tune published in Valentin Schumann, Geistliche Liede  (Leipzig: 1539). Ian Sharp Our Father, Thou in heav’n above, Who biddest us to dwell in love, As brethren of one family, And …

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Lo! He comes with clouds descending: Jan Robitscher

Lo! He comes with clouds descending Charles Wesley (1707-88) Public Domain Tune: HELMSLEY, Select Hymns with Tunes Annext (Wesley, 1765) Public Domain Jan Robitscher Lo! He comes with clouds descending, once for our salvation slain; thousand thousand saints attending swell the triumph of his train: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ the Lord returns to reign. Every eye shall now behold him, …

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Glory and honour: Anne Harrison

Glory and honour Michael Perry (1942-1996), after Glory and Honour (ASB canticle drawing on Revelation 4 and 5) © Mrs B. Perry/Jubilate Hymns Tune: ASCALON (Silesian Folk Song (1842 Leipzig, Hoffman and Richter) Public Domain Anne Harrison Glory and honour, wisdom and splendour, Lord of creation, are yours alone: all of earth’s creatures in exultation sing to the Lamb upon …

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in manus tuas: Jonathan Halliwell

Into your hands, O Lord Public Domain Jonathan Halliwell Into your hands, O Lord I commend my spirit. For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth. Reflection: John Halliwell The verse from Psalm 31:5 is quoted by Luke 23:46 as among the last words of Jesus on the cross; it focuses on the serenity of Christ in the face …