Composer: William Henry Monk
Published in 85 hymnals

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Composer: William Henry Monk

William H. Monk (b. Brompton, London, England, 1823; d. London, 1889) is best known for his music editing of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861, 1868; 1875, and 1889 editions). He also adapted music from plainsong and added accompaniments for Introits for Use Throughout the Year, a book issued with that famous hymnal. Beginning in his teenage years, Monk held a number of musical positions. He became choirmaster at King's College in London in 1847 and was organist and choirmaster at St. Matthias, Stoke Newington, from 1852 to 1889, where he was influenced by the Oxford Movement. At St. Matthias, Monk also began daily choral services with the choir leading the congregation in music chosen according to the church year, including psalms chanted to… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ASCENSION (Monk)
Composer: William Henry Monk
Meter: with alleluia
Incipit: 35112 43351 21351
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne beyond the skies. Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia!

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Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • More Last Verses: Another Two Hundred Varied Hymn Tune Harmonies
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 15
  • Hymn Tunes with Varied Harmonies Book 7: For Pianoforte or Organ
    Composer/Editor Joseph E. Newell
    Published By: Edwin Ashdown, Limited (London) (1920) pp. 1

Organ Solo

  • Hymntune Preludes for the Organ Volume III: Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, Special Services
    Composer/Editor G. Winston Cassler
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1962) pp. 4



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Ambassador Hymnal #122


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #165


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #530


Common Praise (1998) #247


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #255b

Hymns and Psalms #197

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #176b


Small Church Music #573

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #186

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Voices United #189

Include 75 pre-1979 instances
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