|Short Name:||William Goode|
|Full Name:||Goode, William, 1762-1816|
Goode, William, M.A., born in Buckingham, April 2, 1762, and received his early education, first in that town, and then under the care of the Rev. T. Bull, a Dissenting minister, at Newport Pagnel. Having a strong inclination for Holy Orders, he left the business in which he was engaged with his father, and, in 1780, entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1784, and M.A., 1787. On taking Holy Orders in 1786, he became curate of Abbots Langley, Herts; then of St. Ann's, Blackfriars, and subsequently rector of the latter parish, adding thereto one or two lectureships. He died April 15, 1816. Mr. Goode's interest in foreign mission work was very earnest, and took a practical turn in assisting to found the Church Missionary Society. His prose works include Sermons, 1812 ; and Essays on all the Scriptural Names and Titles of Christ, &c, which were reprinted from the Christian Guardian, 1813-1816. His Works, together with a Memoir, were published in 1822 (6 vols.), and edited by his son. His version of the Psalms was published as:—
An Entire New Version of the Book of Psalms in which an attempt is made to accommodate them to the worship of the Christian Church, in a variety of measures now in general use, with original Preface and Notes, critical and explanatory, By the Rev. William Goode, M.A., Rector of St. Andrew, Wardrobe, and St. Ann, Blackfriars; Lecturer of St. John of Wapping; and Lady Camden's Tuesday Evening Lecturer at the Church of St. Lawrance, Jewry. In two volumes. London: Printed for the Author by W. Wilson . . . and sold by Rivingtons, &c, 1811. 2nd ed., 1813; 3rd ed., 1816.
Pratt, in 1829; Bickersteth, in 1833; and Kemble in 1853, made extensive use of this version of the Psalms, the latter including nearly fifty pieces in his Collection. Most of these have fallen out of Use, one only being retained in Kemble's New Church Hymn Book, 1873. In modern hymnals in Great Britain and America about twenty of Goode's versions are still in common use. These include,"Jesus, with Thy salvation blest"; "Lord, I delight to find my place"; "Thou gracious God and kind"; "With songs of grateful praise," &c. The following are still in common use:—
1. Crown His head with endless blessing. Ps. cxviii.
2. Far as the isles extend. Ps. lxxii.
3. How blest are they whose hearts sincere. Ps. cxix.
4. How blest the man with mercy crowned. Ps. xxxii.
5. If the Lord bad not heard, may Israel now say. Ps. cxxiv.
6. Jesus, with Thy salvation blest. Ps. xx.
7. Let Thy grace, Lord, make me [us] lowly. Ps. cxxxi.
8. Lo in Gethsemane's dark shade. Ps. lxxxviii.
9. Lo, the mighty God appearing. Ps. l.
10. Lord, I delight to find my place. Ps. xxvi.
11. Lord of mercy, just and kind. Ps. xiii.
12. Lord, Thy Church hath seen Thee rise. Ps. Ixviii.
13. Now let Our songs arise. Ps. xcvi.
14. 0 my God, by Thee forsaken. Ps. xlii.
15. Prepare a new song Jehovah to praise. Ps. cxlix.
16. Songs anew of honour framing. Ps. xcviii.
17. Thou gracious God and kind. Ps. Ixxix.
18. Though sinners boldly join. Ps. ii.
19. With songs of grateful praise. Ps. cvii.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Texts by William Goode (45)||As||Instances|
|Come, ye saints, behold and wonder||William Goode (Author)||2|
|Crown his head with endless blessing||William Goode (Author)||87|
|Far as the isles extend||William Goode (Author)||3|
|Great Jehovah, we adore thee||William Goode (Author)||21|
|Happy is the man, whose mind||William Goode (Author)||2|
|Hear me, O God, my voice attend||William Goode (Author)||2|
|Hear me, O God! when near Thy throne||William Goode, 1762-1816 (Author (attributed to))||2|
|Hear my prayer, Jehovah, hear||William Goode (Author)||5|
|How blest are they whose hearts are pure||William Goode (Author)||5|
|Jehovah reigns, your tribute bring||William Goode (Author)||11|
|Jesus demands the voice of joy||William Goode, 1782-1816 (Author)||6|
|Jesus, the Lord, ascends on high||William Goode (Author)||5|
|Let thy grace, Lord, make me lowly||William Goode (Author)||20|
|Lo the Lord Jehovah liveth||William Goode (Author)||18|
|Lo the lord the mighty Savior||William Goode (Author)||1|
|Lo the mighty God appearing||Goode (Author)||33|
|Lord, how my numerous foes increase||William Goode, 1762-1816 (Author)||1|
|Lord, let our vigorous sons be seen||William Goode (Author)||6|
|Lord of mercy, just and kind||William Goode (Author)||17|
|Lord, thy church hath seen thee rise||William Goode (Author)||7|
|No offering God requires||William Goode (Author)||1|
|None can preserve his brother's breath||William Goode (Author)||2|
|Now let our songs arise||William Goode (Author)||4|
|O Lord, our Lord, in power divine||William Goode (Author)||8|
|O my God, by thee forsaken||William Goode (Author)||4|
|Oft have our ears, great God, been taught||William Goode (Author)||6|
|Praise Jehovah's name forever||William Goode (Author)||3|
|Praise we Jehovah's name||William Goode (Author)||1|
|Praise ye Jehovah's name||Goode (Author)||57|
|Prepare a new song Jehovah to praise||William Goode (Author)||2|
|Sing to the Lord our God||William Goode (Author)||2|
|Songs anew of honor framing||William Goode (Author)||28|
|The Lord is judge, before His throne||William Goode (Author)||11|
|The Lord shall hear my humble prayer||William Goode (Author)||1|
|Thou gracious God and kind||William Goode (Author)||11|
|Thou great instructor, lest I stray||William Goode (Author)||24|
|Thou, the Lord, my Fount of light||William Goode (Author)||2|
|When guilt lies heavy on the land||William Goode (Author)||5|
|When my cries ascend to thee||William Goode (Author)||14|
|Whene'er the morning rays appear||William Goode (Author)||2|
|Who shall our troops to victory lead||William Goode (Author)||6|
|Who shall reach the heights||William Goode (Author)||3|
|Why, O sinner, me profaning||William Goode (Author)||9|
|Why should thy face, where mercies dwell||William Goode (Author)||6|
|With songs of grateful praise||William Goode (Author)||4|