LAND OF REST (American)

Tune Information

Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 51123 51165 51123
Key: F Major

Notes

LAND OF REST is an American folk tune with roots in the ballads of northern England and Scotland. It was known throughout the Appalachians; a shape-note version of the tune was published in The Sacred Harp (1844) and titled NEW PROSPECT as the setting for "O land of rest! for thee I sigh." The tune was published again with that same text in J. R. Graves's Little Seraph (Memphis, 1873). The name LAND OF REST derives from the tune's association with that text.

The tune was known to Annabel M. Buchanan (b. Groesbeck, TX, 1888; d. Paducah KY, 1983), whose grandmother sang it to her as a child. She harmonized the tune and published it in her Folk Hymns of America (1938), noting similarities between this tune and the tune for "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (616).

Known especially as a musicologist of American folk music, Buchanan was educated at the Landon Conservatory, Dallas, Texas, and the Guilmant Organ School, New York City. She taught at several colleges, including Stonewall Jackson College, Abingdoll, Virginia. Buchanan published numerous articles on folk traditions of the Appalachian area of the United States. She also lectured widely on this topic and gave recitals of folk music. Her own compositions also show the influence of folk music.

Like many other folk tunes, LAND OF REST should be sung rather lightly and energetically with two pulses per measure, and faster in a small group. Sing stanzas 1 and 2 in unison (or using a soloist) and stanzas 3 through 5 in harmony.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #488
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #311
Text: I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord
  • Full Score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #252
Text: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF, XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 126)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #418
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #371Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #510Tune Info
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #517Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #424
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #67Page Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #555Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #684Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #488ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #215Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #333Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #343
Common Praise (1998) #60Text
Common Praise (1998) #719
Common Praise (1998) #720
Common Praise (1998) #721
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #539Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #448
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #628Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #698
Gather (3rd ed.) #367
Gather (3rd ed.) #368
Gather (3rd ed.) #369
Gather (3rd ed.) #750
Gather (3rd ed.) #870Page Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #919
Gather Comprehensive #300
Gather Comprehensive #301
Gather Comprehensive #302Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #771TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive #806Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #293
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #294
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #295
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #660
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #764Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #799
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #545Text InfoAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #551TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #552TextAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #553TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #554TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #555TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #691Text InfoTextAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #796Text InfoAudio
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #290
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #304Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #620Text
Hymnal Supplement 98 #911
Hymnal Supplement II #12
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #265b
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #269a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #621a
In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #16Text
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #754
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #97
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #533TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #809Audio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #810TextFlexScore
Lutheran Service Book #673Text
Lutheran Service Book #859
Lutheran Service Book #937
Lutheran Worship #307Text
Moravian Book of Worship #785
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #320
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #321
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #322
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #471Page Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #705Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #522TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #603Page Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #311Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #628
Rejoice in the Lord #360Text
Rejoice in the Lord #534Text
Renew! #195TextPage Scan
Renew! #207TextPage Scan
Renew! #295
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #420
Sing the Faith #2241
Sing With Me #103Page Scan
Sing! A New Creation #249Audio
Sing! A New Creation #292Audio
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #184TextPage Scan
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #271Text
Singing the Faith #597
Singing the New Testament #11
Small Church Music #2382Audio
Small Church Music #2424Audio
Small Church Music #3575Audio
Small Church Music #4094Audio
Songs for Life #64TextPage Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #200
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #436
The Faith We Sing #2241
The New Century Hymnal #354
The New Century Hymnal #378Text
The New Century Hymnal #521
The United Methodist Hymnal #269Text
The United Methodist Hymnal #613Text
The United Methodist Hymnal #695Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #105
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #106
The Worshiping Church #200TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #675TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #324
With One Voice #616aText
With One Voice #616bText
Worship (3rd ed.) #309
Worship (3rd ed.) #310
Worship (3rd ed.) #690TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #694Page Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #726Page Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #358
Worship (4th ed.) #359
Worship (4th ed.) #360
Worship (4th ed.) #593
Worship (4th ed.) #679
Worship (4th ed.) #867
Worship (4th ed.) #874
Worship (4th ed.) #974
Worship and Rejoice #252TextScoreFlexScore
Worship and Rejoice #738TextAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #481
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #510
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #181
Include 10 pre-1979 instances



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