EUCHARISTIC HYMNComposer: J. Sebastian B. Hodges (1868)
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|Composer:||J. Sebastian B. Hodges (1868)|
|Incipit:||55435 43234 55543|
John Sebastian Bach Hodges (b. Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, 1830; d. Baltimore, MD, 1915) composed EUCHARISTIC HYMN for Heber's text in 1868, while he was rector at Grace Episcopal Church, Newark, New Jersey. He first published the tune in his Book of Common Praise (1869) and named it after the sacramental service for which Heber wrote the text. Sing EUCHARISTIC HYMN in harmony, preferably without accompaniment and always in its entirety. It also makes a fine communion motet for a choir.
The son of Edward Hodges (PHH 55), John came to the United States at the age of fifteen. Educated at Columbia University, New York City, and General Theological Seminary, New York City, he was ordained in 1855. After having served Episcopal churches in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Newark, he devoted the remainder of his career to St. Paul Church in Baltimore (1870-1906). There Hodges replaced the mixed choir with a choir of men and boys. He composed over a hundred hymns and anthems and compiled The Book of Common Praise (1869) and the revised edition of Hymn Tunes (1903). He was also active on the committees that produced the Episcopal Hymnal (1874) and Hymnal(1892).
Since the publication of William Mercer's Church Psalter and Hymn Book (1854), many hymnals have set Heber's text to GENEVAN 98/118 (see 98, 118, or 314) in one long stanza. That tune–much loved in the Reformed tradition–is a useful alternate because it helps to bind together the two short stanzas into one longer prayer. To create a longer Lord's Supper hymn, combine 310 and 314 into one song or choral anthem using GENEVAN 98/118.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 12 of 12)||Tune name||First Line||Composer||Meter||Incipit||Key||Source|
|Chalice Hymnal #387||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world, in mercy broken||John S. B. Hodges||98.98||E♭ Major|
|Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #582||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||John S. B. Hodges||18.104.22.168||55435 43234 55543|
|Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #530||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world in mercy broken||J. S. B. Hodges, 1830-1915||22.214.171.124 D||E♭ Major|
|Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #160||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world, in mercy broken||John S. B. Hodges|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #310||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world, in mercy broken||John S. B. Hodges||98 98||E♭ Major|
|Small Church Music #2630||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world, in mercy broken||J. Sebastian B. Hodges||126.96.36.199|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #565||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world, in mercy broken||John S. B. Hodges, 1830-1915||188.8.131.52.||E♭ Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #615||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world, in mercy broken||John S. B. Hodges||98.98||55435 43234 55543||E♭ Major|
|The New Century Hymnal #346||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world, in mercy broken||J. S. B. Hodges||184.108.40.206.||E♭ Major|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #624||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world in mercy broken||John S. B. Hodges||98.98||E♭ Major|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #425||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||Bread of the world in mercy broken||John S.B. Hodges||220.127.116.11.||E♭ Major|
|찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #240||EUCHARISTIC HYMN||자 1ㅣ 로 그 몸 찢 기 시 고 (Bread of the world in mercy broken)||John S. B. Hodges||98.98||E♭ Major|