Bland Tucker

Short Name: Bland Tucker
Full Name: Tucker, Bland
Birth Year: 1895
Death Year: 1984

Francis Bland Tucker (born Norfolk, Virginia, January 6, 1895). The son of a bishop and brother of a Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, he was educated at the University of Virginia, B.A., 1914, and at Virginia Theological Seminary, B.D., 1920; D.D., 1944. He was ordained deacon in 1918, priest in 1920, after having served as a private in Evacuation Hospital No.15 of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I.

His first charge was as a rector of Grammer Parish, Brunswick County, in southern Virginia. From 1925 to 1945, he was rector of historic St. John's Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Then until retirement in 1967 he was rector of John Wesley's parish in Georgia, old Christ Church, Savannah. In "Reflections of a Hymn Writer" (The Hymn 30.2, April 1979, pp.115–116), he speaks of never having a thought of writing a hymn until he was named a member of the Joint Commission on the Revision of the Hymnal in 1937 which prepared the Hymnal 1940The Hymnal 1940 Companion, and was then named to the Joint Commission on Church Music of the Episcopal Church where he served from 1946 to 1958. Subsequently he served on the Theological Committee which reviewed material for the successor to The Hymnal 1940. There his poetic talent was most adept at providing new phrases in older hymns where the original lines were too obsolete or sexist for late-twentieth-century users of the hymnal.

Several of the hymns which he wrote for The Hymnal 1940 have been adopted by hymnals of other denominations throughout the English-speaking world. At its annual convocation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1980, Fr. Tucker was named a Fellow of the Hymn Society of America.

--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives

Wikipedia Biography

Francis Bland Tucker (January 6, 1895 – January 1, 1984) was an American Bible scholar, priest and hymn composer.

Texts by Bland Tucker (27)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
All glory be to God on high, And peace on earth from heavenF. Bland Tucker (Translator)English8
All praise to thee, for thou, O King divineFrancis Bland Tucker (Author)English43
Alone thou goest forth, O LordF. Bland Tucker (Translator)English22
Awake, O sleeper, rise from death, And Christ shall give you lightF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Author)English13
Bread of the world, in mercy brokenF. B. Tucker, 1895-1984 (Author (st. 2,3))English, French2
Christ, when for us you were baptizedF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Author)English13
Father, we thank thee, who hast plantedFrancis Bland Tucker (Author)English54
From God Christ's deity came forthF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Adapter and Alterer)English2
Holy God, we praise Thy NameF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Author (st. 5-7))English, Spanish2
I to the hills will lift mine eyes, From whence doth come my aidF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Author (st. 4))English1
Jesus, our mighty Lord, our strength in sadnessF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Paraphraser)English3
Master of eager youthF. Bland Tucker, 1895- (Paraphraser)English5
May choirs of angels lead you To Paradise on highF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Translator)English2
Nós te louvamos, ó Senhor JesusBland Tucker (Author)Portuguese2
O all ye works of GodF. Bland Tucker (1895-1984) (Author)English3
O Christ, our Savior, who must reignF. Bland Tucker (b. 1895) (Author)English3
O gracious Light, Lord Jesus ChristF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Translator)English7
O Lord Most High, eternal KingF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Translator (sts. 1-3))English3
Our Father, by whose nameBland Tucker (Author)English35
Songs of thankfulness and praiseF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Author (st. 4))English1
Spread, O spread, thou mighty wordF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Translator (st. 4))English1
The great Creator of the worldsF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Translator)English9
The Lord my God my shepherd isF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Author)English2
我聽我的救主吩咐 (Wǒ tīng wǒ de jiù zhǔ fēnfù)Bland Tucker (Author)Chinese2
When Jesus died to save usF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Author (st. 1))English4
When Jesus went to Jordan's streamF. Bland Tucker, 1895-1984 (Paraphraser)English1
Ye who own the faith of JesusBland Tucker (Author (st. 4))English9

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