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Meter: D Appears in 4 hymnals Tune Person: Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley Hymnal Title: Moravian Book of Worship Tune Key: A Flat Major Incipit: 51234 53165 443 Used With Text: Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand


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Author: Henry Alford, 1810-1871 Appears in 426 hymnals Hymnal Title: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church Topics: The Life to Come Used With Tune: EASTHAM


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Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand

Author: Henry Alford, 1810-1871 Hymnal: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #567 (1969) Hymnal Title: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church Topics: The Life to Come Languages: English Tune Title: EASTHAM
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Author: Rev. Henry Alford, 1810-1871 Hymnal: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #952 (1920) Hymnal Title: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church Languages: English Tune Title: EASTHAM
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Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand

Author: Henry Alford Hymnal: Moravian Book of Worship #394 (1995) Meter: D Hymnal Title: Moravian Book of Worship Lyrics: 1 Ten thousand times ten thousand in sparkling raiment bright, the armies of the ransomed saints throng up the steeps of light! 'Tis finished, all is finished, their fight with death and sin. Fling open wide the golden gates and let the victors in! 2 What rush of halleluias fills all the earth and sky! What ringing of a thousand harps bespeaks the triumph nigh! O day, for which creation and all its tribes were made! O joy, for all its former woes a thousand fold repaid! 3 O then what raptured greetings on Canaan's happy shore; what knitting severed friendships up, where partings are no more! Then eyes with joy shall sparkle that brimmed with tears of late, no orphans left without a home, nor mourners desolate. 4 Bring near your great salvation, O Lamb for sinners slain; fill up the roll of your elect, then take your pow'r and reign! Appear, Desire of nations, your exiles long for home; show in the heav'n your promised sign; then, Prince and Savior, come. Topics: Martyrs and All Saints; Christian year-All Saints; Church--Triumphant; Death of Believers; Funeral and memorial service; Heaven; Hope; Life to Come; Martyrs; Moravian festivals--July 11; Reconciliation Scripture: Isaiah 25:6-9 Languages: English Tune Title: EASTHAM


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Henry Alford

1810 - 1871 Person Name: Henry Alford, 1810-1871 Hymnal Title: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church Author of "Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand" in Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church Alford, Henry, D.D., son of  the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of Aston Sandford, b. at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Row, London, Oct. 7, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in honours, in 1832. In 1833 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ampton. Subsequently he held the Vicarage of Wymeswold, 1835-1853,--the Incumbency of Quebec Chapel, London, 1853-1857; and the Deanery of Canterbury, 1857 to his death, which took. place  at  Canterbury, Jan. 12, 1871.  In addition he held several important appointments, including that of a Fellow of Trinity, and the Hulsean Lectureship, 1841-2. His literary labours extended to every department of literature, but his noblest undertaking was his edition of the Greek Testament, the result of 20 years' labour.    His hymnological and poetical works, given below, were numerous, and included the compiling of collections, the composition of original hymns, and translations from other languages.    As a hymn-writer he added little to his literary reputation. The rhythm of his hymns is musical, but the poetry is neither striking, nor the thought original.   They are evangelical in their teaching,   but somewhat cold  and  conventional. They vary greatly in merit, the most popular being "Come, ye thankful  people, come," "In token that thou  shalt  not fear," and "Forward be our watchword." His collections, the Psalms and Hymns of 1844, and the Year of Praise, 1867, have not achieved a marked success.  His poetical and hymnological works include— (1) Hymns in the Christian Observer and the Christian Guardian, 1830. (2) Poems and Poetical Fragments (no name), Cambridge, J.   J.  Deighton, 1833.  (3) The School of the Heart, and other Poems, Cambridge, Pitt Press, 1835. (4) Hymns for the Sundays and Festivals throughout the Year, &c.,Lond., Longman ft Co., 1836. (5) Psalms and Hymns, adapted for the Sundays and Holidays throughout the year, &c, Lond., Rivington, 1844. (6) Poetical Works, 2 vols., Lond., Rivington, 1845. (7) Select Poetical Works, London, Rivington, 1851. (8) An American ed. of his Poems, Boston, Ticknor, Reed & Field, 1853(9) Passing away, and Life's Answer, poems in Macmillan's Magazine, 1863. (10) Evening Hexameters, in Good Words, 1864. (11) On Church Hymn Books, in the Contemporary Review, 1866. (12) Year of Praise, London, A. Strahan, 1867. (13) Poetical Works, 1868. (14) The Lord's Prayer, 1869. (15) Prose Hymns, 1844. (16) Abbot of Muchelnaye, 1841. (17) Hymns in British Magazine, 1832.   (18) A translation of Cantemus cuncti, q.v. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ================== Alford, Henry, p. 39, ii. The following additional hymns by Dean Alford are in common use:— 1. Herald in the wilderness. St. John Baptist. (1867.) 2. Let the Church of God rejoice. SS. Simon and Jude. (1844, but not in his Psalms & Hymns of that year.) 3. Not in anything we do. Sexagesima. (1867.) 4. O Thou at Whose divine command. Sexagesima. (1844.) 5. 0 why on death so bent? Lent. (1867.) 6. Of all the honours man may wear. St. Andrew's Day. (1867.) 7. Our year of grace is wearing to a close. Close of the Year. (1867.) 8. Saviour, Thy Father's promise send. Whit-sunday. (1844.) 9. Since we kept the Saviour's birth. 1st Sunday after Trinity. (1867.) 10. Thou that art the Father's Word. Epiphany. (1844.) 11. Thou who on that wondrous journey. Quinquagesima. (1867.) 12. Through Israel's coasts in times of old. 2nd Sunday after Epiphany. (1867.) 13. Thy blood, O Christ, hath made our peace. Circumcision . (1814.) 14. When in the Lord Jehovah's name. For Sunday Schools. (1844.) All these hymns are in Dean Alford's Year of Praise, 1867, and the dates are those of their earliest publication, so far as we have been able to trace the same. --Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

F. A. Gore Ouseley

1825 - 1889 Person Name: F. A. G. Ouseley, 1825-1889 Hymnal Title: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church Composer of "EASTHAM" in Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church Born: August 12, 1825, London, England. Died: April 6, 1889, Hereford, England. Buried: Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Tenbury Wells, Hereford and Worcester, England. Gore-Ouseley was educated at Oxford University (BA 1846, MA 1849, DMus 1854), and was ordained in 1849. In 1855, he was appointed Oxford Professor of Music, succeeding Henry Bishop. At that time, Oxford music degrees were easy to obtain, as there were no conditions of residence. Candidates only had to submit a musical composition, (e.g., for choir or orchestra). This was then approved by the examiner, rehearsed and performed to a small, select audience at Oxford. As far as Ouseley was concerned, this only meant two or three trips to Oxford each year, usually for two or three days each time, as there was no music "taught" in the university and very little in Oxford itself at the time. Also in 1855, Ouseley was appointed Precentor of Hereford Cathedral, a post he held for the next 30 years, before becoming a Canon there. Although theoretically in charge of the cathedral choir, Ouseley only had to be in residence at the cathedral two months each year, and he arranged these to take place during the summer vacation, when he was not required to be at his College, although such was his commitment that he did make regular visits to the cathedral, which was only 18 miles from his College at St. Michael’s. His College of St. Michael’s, Tenbury, a "model" choir school, opened in 1856, mostly at his own expense. He founded the College and was its first Warden, which was the greater part of his work for the next 33 years. Ouseley’s compositions covered a wide range: operas, songs, chamber music and organ pieces. His works include the following treatises: Harmony (London: 1868) Counterpoint (London: 1869) Canon and Fugue (London: 1869) Form and General Composition (London: 1875)