Composer: John B. Dykes
Published in 3 hymnals

Composer: John B. Dykes

As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John B. Dykes
Incipit: 54212 33456 65332
Key: F Major


O For a Heart to Praise My God

O Lord, be with us when we sail

O How I Love Jesus

There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
it sounds like music in my ear,
the sweetest name on earth.

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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The Choral Hymnal #185

The Home and School Hymnal #284

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #179

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