John Bacchus Dykes

John Bacchus Dykes
Short Name: John Bacchus Dykes
Full Name: Dykes, John Bacchus, 1823-1876
Birth Year: 1823
Death Year: 1876

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 the Oxford Movement (choir robes, incense, and the like). A number of his three hundred hymn tunes are still respected as durable examples of Victorian hymnody. Most of his tunes were first published in Chope's Congregational Hymn and Tune Book (1857) and in early editions of the famous British hymnal, Hymns Ancient and Modern.

Bert Polman

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John Bacchus Dykes (10 March 1823 – 22 January 1876) was an English clergyman and hymnwriter.

Texts by John Bacchus Dykes (12)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Father, I know that all my lifeJohn B. Dykes (Author)English1
Fierce raged the tempest over the deepJohn B. Dykes (Author)English1
Hosanna to the living Lord!John B. Dykes (Author)English1
I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Come unto Me and rest"John B. Dykes (Author)English2
Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me, Bless Your little lamb tonightJ. B. Dykes (Author)English1
Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloomJohn B. Dykes (Author)English2
Lord God of Hosts, whose purpose, never swervingJohn B. Dykes (Author)English2
O! for a closer walk with GodJohn B. Dykes (Author)English1
Santo, santo, santo, Dios y Señor nuestroJohn Bacchus Dykes (Author)Spanish1
Stand fast for Christ thy SaviorJohn B. Dykes (Author)English1
To do Thy holy will, to bear Thy crossJohn B. Dykes (Author)English1
To thy father and thy motherJohn B. Dykes (Author)English5

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