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Baptism of Children

Appears in 628 hymnals Topics: Sacraments/Rites Anointing of the Sick


Appears in 9 hymnals First Line: When John (though a man) Lyrics: ... seed, And so for my baptism a right have to plead ... this we may see, Our baptism to be For none but ... whole Trinity, To honor our baptism do jointly agree. 12 We ...
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A Hymn for Baptism

Appears in 34 hymnals First Line: Come ye redeemed of the Lord Lyrics: ... spirit, heavenly dove, On these baptismal waters move; That we, through ...


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Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958 Meter: Appears in 188 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 53215 61253 32177 Used With Text: For all the saints


Composer: John L. Bell, b. 1949 Meter: D Appears in 87 hymnals Tune Sources: Funk's Compilation of Genuine Church Music , 1832 Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 13532 35165 31351 Used With Text: My Shepherd, you Supply My Need (Señor, Tú Eres Mi Pastor)

[There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism]

Composer: Jacques Berthier, b. 1923 Appears in 14 hymnals Tune Key: d minor Incipit: 33322 23335 55555 Used With Text: There Is One Lord


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One sole baptismal sign

Author: Geo. Robinson Hymnal: The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #492 (1894) Meter: Lyrics: 1 One sole baptismal sign, One Lord, below, above, ... Topics: Unity Languages: English Tune Title: [One sole baptismal sign]

Bautizados, renovados (Through Baptismal Waters)

Author: Raquel Mora Martínez, n. 1940 Hymnal: Santo, Santo, Santo #668 (2019) First Line: Somos bautizados, somos removados (Through baptismal waters, we have found renewal) Refrain First Line: Pueblo suyo somos; a Dios confesamos (There is only one God; we are God's own people) Lyrics: --- 1 Through baptismal waters, we have ... Topics: Baptism Scripture: Romans 6:5-14 Languages: English; Spanish Tune Title: [Somos bautizados, somos removados]

Once in the Blest Baptismal Waters

Author: Emilie Juliane von Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt, 1637-1706 Hymnal: Lutheran Service Book #598 (2006) Meter: Refrain First Line: O God, for Jesus' sake I pray Lyrics: Once in the blest baptismal waters I put on ... Topics: Baptismal Life Scripture: Galatians 3:26-27 Languages: English Tune Title: WER WEISS, WIE NAHE


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John Bacchus Dykes

1823 - 1876 Person Name: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876 Composer of "ST. GODRIC" in The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada 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

Arthur Sullivan

1842 - 1900 Person Name: Arthur S. Sullivan Composer of "SHILOH" in The Pilgrim Hymnal Arthur Seymour Sullivan (b Lambeth, London. England. 1842; d. Westminster, London, 1900) was born of an Italian mother and an Irish father who was an army band­master and a professor of music. Sullivan entered the Chapel Royal as a chorister in 1854. He was elected as the first Mendelssohn scholar in 1856, when he began his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He also studied at the Leipzig Conservatory (1858-1861) and in 1866 was appointed professor of composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Early in his career Sullivan composed oratorios and music for some Shakespeare plays. However, he is best known for writing the music for lyrics by William S. Gilbert, which produced popular operettas such as H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), The Pirates of Penzance (1879), The Mikado (1884), and Yeomen of the Guard (1888). These operettas satirized the court and everyday life in Victorian times. Although he com­posed some anthems, in the area of church music Sullivan is best remembered for his hymn tunes, written between 1867 and 1874 and published in The Hymnary (1872) and Church Hymns (1874), both of which he edited. He contributed hymns to A Hymnal Chiefly from The Book of Praise (1867) and to the Presbyterian collection Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867). A complete collection of his hymns and arrangements was published posthumously as Hymn Tunes by Arthur Sullivan (1902). Sullivan steadfastly refused to grant permission to those who wished to make hymn tunes from the popular melodies in his operettas. Bert Polman

Barney Elliott Warren

1867 - 1951 Person Name: B. E. W. Author of "Baptism of the Holy Spirit" in Timeless Truths Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia


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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism

Publication Date: 2018 Publisher: GIA Publications, Inc. Publication Place: Chicago Editors: James Abbington
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Baptismal Harmonies

Publication Date: 1862 Publisher: Sheldon & Co. Publication Place: New York Editors: Edmund Turney; Sheldon & Co.


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