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YORKSHIRE

Composer: John Wainwright

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Tune Information

Composer: John Wainwright (1750)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10.10
Incipit: 11234 53456 56712
Key: B♭ Major/C Major

Texts

Christians, Awake

Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round

Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round
Of circling planets singing on their way;
Guide of the nations from the night profound
Into the glory of the perfect day;
Rule in our hearts, that we may ever be
Guided and strengthened and upheld by thee.

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Notes

John Wainwright (b. Stockport, England, 1723; d. Stockport, 1768) wrote YORKSHIRE for this text in 1750. The tune was first sung on Christmas Day, 1750, in the parish church of Stockport; it was first published in Caleb Ashworth's Collection of Tunes (1760) and then in Wainwright's Collection of Psalm - Tunes, Anthems, Hymns and ChantsCollection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, Hymns and Chants for 1, 2, 3, and 4 Voices in 1766. His sons also became well-known musicians.

YORKSHIRE has some marvelous ascending phrases. The second line repeats in the final line with a happy rhythmic change. Try having a small group (a choir or two antiphonal groups) sing stanzas 1 and 2, or begin with a small group and then add singers every two lines. The entire congregation could then sing stanza 3. The hymn also works well as a processional. See 80 for a setting of this tune in the key of B-flat.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #264
  • Four-part harmony, full score, Alternate arrangement (PDF, NWC)
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #75
Text: As Jonah, Issuing from His Three Days' Tomb
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #759
Text: Christians, Awake, Salute the Happy Morn
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1886
Text: The God of Glory Sends His Summons Forth
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6161
Text: Stay, Master, Stay upon This Heavenly Hill
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6856
Text: Told in the Market-Place
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #10691
Text: Glory To God! We Were In Bitter Need
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10961
Text: Oh More Than Merciful
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #80
Text: Hear Us, O Shepherd of Your Chosen Race
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #350
Text: Christians, Awake
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 32 of 32)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #61Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #264Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christmas Favorites #36
Common Praise (1998) #253TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #48Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #181bPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #94TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #106TextFlexScorePage Scan
Hymnal Supplement 1991 #731
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #96
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #78
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #458
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #107
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #80Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #350Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #197TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #195
Small Church Music #45Audio
The Christian Life Hymnal #112
The Cyber Hymnal #75TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #759TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1886TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6161TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6856TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9303Text
The Cyber Hymnal #10691TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10961TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #24TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #306
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #209TextFlexScorePage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #794Page Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #105
Include 37 pre-1979 instances



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