Composer: Joseph Francis Thrupp (1848)
Published in 32 hymnals

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Composer: Joseph Francis Thrupp

Thrupp, Joseph. Francis, M.A., son of a solicitor, was born May 20,1827, and educated at Winchester School and Trinity College, Cambridge. At Winchester he gained the Heathcote and Duncan prizes, and the Queen's gold medal for an English poem, and was Head Prefect during his last year. He graduated in 1849 as 7th Wrangler, and 11th in the 1st class of the Classical Tripos. In 1850 he was elected a Fellow of his college. Taking Holy Orders in 1852, he was appointed Vicar of Barrington, Cambridge, in 1852, and Select Preacher before the University in 1865. He was also for some time a member of the Board of Theological Studies, and was associated with the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge some 20 years. He died at Surbiton, Sept. 24,… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Joseph Francis Thrupp (1848)
Incipit: 32156 71765 32114
Key: D Major


Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

Brightest and best of the stars of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

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The Cyber Hymnal #10107
Text: Jesus Is Risen
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #943
Text: Epiphany Hymn
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Small Church Music #944
Text: Epiphany Hymn
  • PDF Score (PDF)


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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #96aText
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #89
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #240TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #638
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #84aPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #85aTextPage Scan
Discipleship Ministries Collection #31
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #700b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #338a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #495
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #474
Singing the Faith #595
Singing the Faith #672
Small Church Music #943Audio
Small Church Music #944Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #10107TextScoreAudio
The Liturgy of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives #46
The New English Hymnal #49bTextPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #141TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #815TextPage Scan
Include 12 pre-1979 instances