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Meter: D Appears in 14 hymnals Tune Person: Reginald Francis Dale, 1845-1919 Hymnal Title: CPWI Hymnal Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 13355 75645 3223 Used With Text: O Jesu, thou art standing


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O Jesus, thou art standing

Author: Bishop W. W. Howe, 1823-97 Appears in 658 hymnals Hymnal Title: The English Hymnal Used With Tune: ST. CATHERINE
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O Jesu! Lord most merciful

Author: Rev. J. Hamilton Meter: 7.6 D Appears in 17 hymnals Hymnal Title: 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 Lyrics: 1 O Jesu! Lord most merciful, Low at Thy cross I lie; O sinner's friend, most pitiful, Hear my bewailing cry. I come to Thee with mourning, I come to Thee in woe; With contrite heart returning, And tears that overflow. 2 O gracious Intercessor! O Priest within the veil! Plead, for a lost transgressor, The blood that cannot fail. I spread my sins before Thee, I tell them one by one; Oh, for Thy name's great glory, Forgive all I have done. 3 Oh, by Thy cross and passion, Thy tears and agony, And crown of cruel fashion, And death on Calvary; By all that untold suffering Endured by Thee alone; O Priest! O spotless Offering! Plead, for Thou didst atone! 4 And in this heart now broken, Re-enter Thou and reign; And say, by that dear token, I am absolved again; And build me up, and guide me, And guard me day by day; And in Thy presence hide me, And keep my soul alway. Amen. Topics: Parochial Missions; Penitence Used With Tune: [O Jesu! Lord most merciful]
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Sometimes a light surprises

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800) Appears in 404 hymnals Hymnal Title: The Oxford Hymn Book Used With Tune: ST. CATHARINE


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O Jesus, Thou art standing

Hymnal: Church Hymnal #518 (1877) Hymnal Title: Church Hymnal Languages: English Tune Title: ST. CATHERINE
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O Jesus, Thou art standing

Hymnal: Church Hymns #494 (1903) Hymnal Title: Church Hymns Topics: General Hymns Languages: English Tune Title: ST. CATHERINE
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O Jesu, thou art standing

Author: William Walsham How, 1823-1897 Hymnal: CPWI Hymnal #537 (2010) Meter: D Hymnal Title: CPWI Hymnal Lyrics: 1 O Jesu, thou art standing outside the fast-closed door, in lowly patience waiting to pass the threshold o'er: shame on us, Christian brethren, his name and sign who bear, oh shame, thrice shame upon us to keep him standing there! 2 O Jesu, thou art knocking; and lo! That hand is scarred, and thorns thy brow encircle, and tears thy face have marred: O love that passeth knowledge, so patiently to wait! O sin that hath no equal so fast to bar the gate! 3 O Jesu, thou art pleading in accents meek and low, 'I died for you, my children, and will ye treat me so?' O Lord, with shame and sorrow we open now the door: dear Saviour, enter, enter, and leave us never more! Topics: General Hymns Service and Witness Scripture: Revelation 3:20 Languages: English Tune Title: ST CATHERINE (DALE)


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William Walsham How

1823 - 1897 Person Name: William Walsham How, 1823-1897 Hymnal Title: CPWI Hymnal Author of "O Jesu, thou art standing" in CPWI Hymnal William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rector in Whittington, How wrote some sixty hymns, including many for chil­dren. His collected Poems and Hymns were published in 1886. Bert Polman =============== How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commentary on the Four Gospels; Plain Words , Four Series; Plain Words for Children; Pastor in Parochia; Lectures on Pastoral Work; Three All Saints Summers, and Other Poems , and numerous Sermons , &c. In 1854 was published Psalms and Hymns, Compiled by the Rev. Thomas Baker Morrell, M.A., . . . and the Rev. William Walsham How, M.A. This was republished in an enlarged form in 1864, and to it was added a Supplement in 1867. To this collection Bishop How contributed several hymns, and also to the S. P. C. K. Church Hymns , of which he was joint editor, in 1871. The Bishop's hymns in common use amount in all to nearly sixty. Combining pure rhythm with great directness and simplicity, Bishop How's compositions arrest attention more through a comprehensive grasp of the subject and the unexpected light thrown upon and warmth infused into facia and details usually shunned by the poet, than through glowing imagery and impassioned rhetoric. He has painted lovely images woven with tender thoughts, but these are few, and found in his least appreciated work. Those compositions which have laid the firmest hold upon the Church, are simple, unadorned, but enthusiastically practical hymns, the most popular of which, "O Jesu, Thou art standing"; "For all the Saints who from their labours rest," and "We give Thee but Thine own," have attained to a foremost rank. His adaptations from other writers as in the case from Bishop Ken, "Behold, the Master passeth by," are good, and his Children's hymns are useful and popular. Without any claims to rank as a poet, in the sense in which Cowper and Montgomery were poets, he has sung us songs which will probably outlive all his other literary works. The more important of Bishop How's hymns, including those already named, and "Lord, Thy children guide and keep"; "O Word of God Incarnate"; "This day at Thy creating word"; "Who is this so weak and helpless"; and others which have some special history or feature of interest, are annotated under their respective first lines. The following are also in common use:— i. From Psalms & Hymns, 1854. 1. Before Thine awful presence, Lord. Confirmation. 2. Jesus, Name of wondrous love [priceless worth]. Circumcision. The Name Jesus . 3. Lord Jesus, when we stand afar. Passiontide. 4. O blessing rich, for sons of men. Members of Christ. 5. 0 Lord of Hosts, the earth is Thine. In time of War. 6. O Lord, Who in Thy wondrous love. Advent. ii. From Psalms & Hymns, enlarged, 1864. 7. Lord, this day Thy children meet. Sunday School Anniversary. iii. From Supplement to the Psalms & Hymns, 1867. 8. Hope of hopes and joy of joys. Resurrection. 9. 0 daughters blest of Galilee. For Associations of Women. 10. O happy feet that tread. Public Worship. 11. With trembling awe the chosen three. Transfiguration. iv. From Parish Magazine, 1871, and Church Hymns, 1871. 12. O Jesu, crucified for man. Friday. 13. Yesterday, with worship blest. Monday. v. From the S. P. C. K. Church Hymns. 1871. 14. Bowed low in supplication. For the Parish. 15. Great Gabriel sped on wings of light. Annunciation, of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 16. O blest was he, whose earlier skill. St. Luke. 17. O God, enshrined in dazzling light. Omnipresence. Divine Worship . 18. O heavenly Fount of Light and Love. Witsuntide. 19. O Lord, it is a blessed thing. Weekdays. 20. 0 One with God the Father. Epiphany. 21. O Thou through suffering perfect made. Hospitals. 22. Rejoice, ye sons of men. Purification of the B. V. M. 23. Summer suns are glowing. Summer. 24. The year is swiftly waning. Autumn. 25. Thou art the Christ, O Lord. St. Peter. 26. To Thee our God we fly. National Hymn. 27. Upon the holy Mount they stood. Transfiguration and Church Guilds. 28. We praise Thy grace, 0 Saviour. St. Mark. vi. From the S. P. C. K. Children's Hymns, 1872. 29. Behold a little child. Jesus the Child's Example. 30. Come, praise your Lord and Saviour. Children's Praises. 31. It is a thing most wonderful. Sunday School Anniversary. 32. On wings of living light. Easter. Bishop How's hymns and sacred and secular pieces were collected and published as Poems and Hymns, 1886. The Hymns, 54 in all, are also published separately. He d. Aug. 10, 1897. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) =================== How, W. W., p. 540, i. He died Aug. 10, 1897. His Memoir, by F. D. How, was published in 1898. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Reginald Francis Dale

1845 - 1919 Person Name: Reginald Francis Dale, 1845-1919 Hymnal Title: CPWI Hymnal Composer of "ST CATHERINE (DALE)" in CPWI Hymnal Born: Sep­tem­ber 2, 1845, Syd­en­ham, Eng­land. Died: No­vem­ber 14, 1919, Head­ing­ton, Ox­ford, Eng­land. Son of the Dean of Ro­ches­ter, Dale was a Schol­ar of The Queen’s Coll­ege, Ox­ford (BA & MusB 1866). Or­dained a dea­con in 1870, and priest in 1871, he was as­sist­ant mas­ter at West­min­ster School (1870-86); Rec­tor of Bletch­ing­don (1885-99) and Hamp­ton Poyle (1892-97), and Per­pet­u­al Cur­ate of Bin­sey (1905-10). His works in­clude: Twenty-Two Orig­in­al Hymn Tunes, by Two Ox­ford Grad­u­ates, 1867 (co-ed­it­or with H. J. Poole) A Mu­sic Prim­er for Schools (co-ed­it­or with John Trout­beck)

James Hamilton

1819 - 1896 Person Name: Rev. J. Hamilton Hymnal Title: 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 Author of "O Jesu! Lord most merciful" in 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 Hamilton, James, M.A., was born at Glendollar, Scotland, April 18, 1819, and educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Taking Holy Orders in 1845, he held various charges until 1866, when he became Incumbent of St. Barnabas's, Bristol. In 1867 he was preferred to the Vicarage of Doulting, diocese of Bath and Wells. Mr. Hamilton is the author of a few hymns of great merit. Of these the following are in common use:— 1. Across the sky the shades of night. New Year's Eve. "Written to the old chorale introduced by Mendelssohn into his St. Paul, ‘To God on High be thanks and praise.' " (Hymns Ancient & Modern, tune to 104 by Decius.) It is in Thring's Collection, 1882, &c. 2. O Jesu! Lord most merciful. Passiontide. Contributed to the People's Hymnbook, 1867. In the Hymnary, 1872, it was altered to "O Jesu, our Salvation, Low at Thy Cross," &c. This was repeated in the Parish Hymnbook, 1875, Thring's Collection, 1882, and others, and is the most popular form of the hymn. It was written to Hassler's Passion Chorale, as in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 111. 3. Praise, O praise the Lord of harvest. Harvest. Appeared in Thring's Collection, 1881 and 1882. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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Small Church Music

Editors: William Walsham How Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was launched in 2006, growing out of the requests from those struggling to provide suitable music for their services and meetings. Rev. Clyde McLennan was ordained in mid 1960’s and was a pastor in many small Australian country areas, and therefore was acutely aware of this music problem. Having also been trained as a Pipe Organist, recordings on site (which are a subset of the site) are all actually played by Clyde, and also include piano and piano with organ versions. All recordings are in MP3 format. Churches all around the world use the recordings, with downloads averaging over 60,000 per month. The recordings normally have an introduction, several verses and a slowdown on the last verse. Users are encouraged to use software: Audacity ( or Song Surgeon ( (see for more information) to adjust the MP3 number of verses, tempo and pitch to suit their local needs. Copyright notice: Rev. Clyde McLennan, performer in this collection, has assigned his performer rights in this collection to Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact Home/Music( List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About