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Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam'st to Earth

Author: Walter Russell Bowie

Walter Russell Bowie (October 8, 1882–April 23, 1969), was a priest, author, editor, educator, hymn writer, and lecturer in the Episcopal Church (United States). See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to earth
Title: Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam'st to Earth
Author: Walter Russell Bowie (1928)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: By permission of the author and of the Oxford University Press

Tune

MIT FREUDEN ZART

MIT FREUDEN ZART has some similarities to the French chanson "Une pastourelle gentille" (published by Pierre Attaingnant in 1529) and to GENEVAN 138 (138). The tune was published in the Bohemian Brethren hymnal Kirchengesänge (1566) with Vetter's text "Mit Freuden zart su dieser Fahrt." Splendid mu…

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ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH

The tune name ALLEIN GOTT derives from the opening words of Decius's rhymed text in High German. The tune was first published in Schumann's Geistliche Lieder. Decius adapted the tune from a tenth-century Easter chant for the Gloria text, beginning at the part accompanying the words "et in terra pax.…

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KIRKEN DEN ER ET

Composed for this text by Ludwig M. Lindeman (b. Trondheim, Norway, 1812; d. Oslo, Norway, 1887), KIRKEN was published in Wilhelm A. Wexel's Christelige Psalmer (1840). A bar form (AAB) tune in the Dorian mode, it is a suitably rugged, folk-like tune for this text, with a satisfying climax in line 6…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #568
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #727
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #598
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #387
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #7
Rejoice in the Lord #608
Worship (3rd ed.) #438
Include 24 pre-1979 instances
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