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Composer: J. W. Franck Meter: D Appears in 16 hymnals Matching Instances: 15 Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 51565 43354 32211 Used With Text: O day of rest and gladness


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Ten thousand times ten thousand

Author: H. Alford, 1810-71 Appears in 423 hymnals Matching Instances: 3 Used With Tune: KOMM, SEELE

The fathers built this city

Author: William G. Tarrant, 1853-1928 Meter: D Appears in 42 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Topics: Brotherhood and Service Used With Tune: KOMM, SEELE
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O day of rest and gladness

Author: Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85 Meter: D Appears in 797 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Lyrics: 1 O day of rest and gladness, O day of joy and light, O balm of care and sadness, Most beautiful, most bright! On thee the high and lowly, Before the eternal throne, Sing, 'Holy, holy, holy,' To the great Three in One. 2 On thee, at the creation, The light first had its birth; On thee, for our salvation, Christ rose from depths of earth; On thee our Lord victorious The Spirit sent from heaven; And thus on thee most glorious A triple light was given. A-men. 3 Today on weary nations The heavenly manna falls; To holy convocations The silver trumpet calls, Where Gospel light is glowing With pure and radiant beams, And living water flowing With soul-refreshing streams. 5 New graces ever gaining From this our day of rest, We reach the rest remaining To spirits of the blest. To Holy Ghost be praises, To Father, and to Son; The Church her voice upraises To thee, blest Three in One. Amen. Topics: The Church Year Easter; The Church Worship - The Lord's Day Used With Tune: KOMM, SEELE


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Remember All the People

Author: Percy Dearmer Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #5763 Meter: D Languages: English Tune Title: KOMM, SEELE

O Thou before whose presence

Author: Samuel John Stone, 1839-1900 Hymnal: The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #922 (1933) Meter: D Topics: National and Social Service Citizenship and Service; National and Social Service Hospitals and Philanthropy Languages: English Tune Title: KOMM, SEELE
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Ten thousand times ten thousand

Author: Henry Alford, 1810 - 71 Hymnal: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #595a (1958) Meter: D 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 alleluias Fills all the earth and sky; What ringing of a thousand harps Bespeaks the triumph high; O day, for which creation And all its tribes were made; O joy, for all its former woes A thousand-fold repaid! A-men. 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; Orphans no longer fatherless, Nor widows desolate. 4 Bring near thy great salvation, Thou Lamb for sinners slain; Fill up the roll of thine elect, Then take thy power and reign; Appear, Desire of Nations, Thine exiles long for home; Show in the heavens thy promised sign, Thou Prince and Saviour, come! Amen. Topics: The Church Year Saints' Days - Minor Festivals; The Life In Christ Life Everlasting Languages: English Tune Title: KOMM, SEELE


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Johann Wolfgang Franck

1644 - 1710 Person Name: J. W. Franck Composer (melody) of "KOMM, SEELE" in The Book of Common Praise Born: June 1644 (baptised: June, 17 1644) - Unterschwaningen Died: c1710 - ? Johann Wolfgang Franck was a German composer, who served at the court of the Margrave of Ansbach from 1665 to 1679 (or from 1673 to 1678). He composed a considerable body of sacred music for the court chapel, and in 1677 was made court chaplain. In January 1679 he was forced to flee after murdering one of the musician of the chapel and wounding his wife in a fit of jealousy. Already known as an opera composer through e.g. Die drey Töchter des Cecrops (the first extant German opera in full score), he found asylum in Hamburg, becoming musical director of the T am Gänsemarkt. Kapellmeister at Hamburg Cathedral from 1682 to 1686. In Hamburg he produced 14 operas between 1679 and 1686. From 1690 to 1695 he was in London, in whose concert life he was an active participant. In conjunction with Robert King, he gave there concerts between 1690 and 1693, and in 1695 he wrote a song for Colley Cibber's Love's Last Shift. Apart from his operas, Johann Wolfgang Franck wrote several books of sacred songs, also a number of songs for The Gentleman's Journal (1692-1694).

Henry Alford

1810 - 1871 Author of "Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand" in Rejoice in the Lord 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)

W. G. Tarrant

1853 - 1928 Person Name: William G. Tarrant, 1853-1928 Author of "The fathers built this city" in The Beacon Song and Service book Tarrant, William George, B.A., b. 1853. Since 1883 Minister of the Wandsworth Unitarian Christian Church. Editor of The Inquirer, 1888-97. One of the editors of the Essex Hall Hymnal. 1890, and of the Revised ed., 1902. 1. Come, let us Join with faithful souls. The Faithful. 2. Draw nigh to God; He will draw nigh to you. The Divine Helper. 3. Long ago the lilies faded. The Constant Presence. 4. The Light along the ages. Easter. 5. With happy voices ringing. Children's Praise. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


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Small Church Music

Editors: S. J. Stone Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was launched in 2006, growing out of the requests from those struggling to provide suitable music for their services and meetings. Rev. Clyde McLennan was ordained in mid 1960’s and was a pastor in many small Australian country areas, and therefore was acutely aware of this music problem. Having also been trained as a Pipe Organist, recordings on site (which are a subset of the site) are all actually played by Clyde, and also include piano and piano with organ versions. All recordings are in MP3 format. Churches all around the world use the recordings, with downloads averaging over 60,000 per month. The recordings normally have an introduction, several verses and a slowdown on the last verse. Users are encouraged to use software: Audacity ( or Song Surgeon ( (see for more information) to adjust the MP3 number of verses, tempo and pitch to suit their local needs. Copyright notice: Rev. Clyde McLennan, performer in this collection, has assigned his performer rights in this collection to Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact Home/Music( List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About