Born: December 30, 1844, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
Died: August 16, 1936, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
In 1879, Constance became the second wife of Reverend Algernon Coote (later the Eleventh Baronet). Her works include:
At His Table, 1913
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st. 2 = John 6:51
st. 3 = John 6:56
This fine Lord's Supper hymn combines a number of important images: intimate union with Christ (st. 1), participation in the sacrament "by faith and with thanksgiving" (st. 2), the support and strength of Christ's resurrection life (st. 3), and the sacrament's foretaste of the heavenly feast with the Lamb (st. 4). Gently but firmly supported by the tune KINGDOM, the reflective text is for "quiet consecration" and meditation. The song also stands out as a Lord's Supper hymn with an apocalyptic focus.
Constance H. Coote (b. England, 1844; d. Turnbridge Wells, Kent, England, 1936) wrote "In the Quiet Consecration" in 1910 and first published it in her At His Table (1913); later the hymn found wider circulation when published in The Church Hymnal for the Christian Year (1917).
Although Coote spent much of her life as a single woman and a widow, she is known mainly because of her marriage to Algernon Coote, a pastor who later became Sir Algernon, a baronet. Throughout her life she wrote hymns and other devotional poetry.
KINGDOM features a gentle melodic contour and subtle changes in rhythmic structure (that soften the trochaic meter of the text. Sing this tune in harmony and in two long lines. This communion hymn can be framed by the equally meditative "Alleluia" (see 640). Good singers may improvise additional par…
Display Title: In the quiet consecrationFirst Line: In the quiet consecrationTune Title: STENKA RAZINAuthor: Constance Coote (1844-1936)Meter: 8 7 8 7Scripture: John 6:55Date: 1987Subject: God's Church | Holy Communion; Easter | The Resurrection of Christ
Display Title: In the Quiet ConsecrationFirst Line: In the quiet consecrationTune Title: KINGDOMAuthor: Constance H. CooteMeter: 87 87Scripture: John 6:48-56; John 6:56Date: 1987Subject: Bread of Life | ; Lord's Supper | ; Eternal Life | ; New Creation | ; Opening of Worship | ; Pilgrimage & Conflct | ; Rest |