Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1875)
Published in 7 hymnals

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Composer: John Bacchus 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

Title: VENI CREATOR (Dykes)
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1875)
Incipit: 55346 55563 45176
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #480b
Text: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire


Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #142b

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Hymns of the Church #208

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Hymns of the Faith #193


The Book of Common Praise #480b

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The Hymnal #272

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #109

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