No Weight of Gold or Silver

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Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #249

Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith

Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926) Educated at Pembroke College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge, Dudley-Smith has served the Church of England since his ordination in 1950. He has occupied a number of church posi­tions, including parish priest in the diocese of Southwark (1953-1962), archdeacon of Norwich (1973-1981), and bishop of Thetford, Norfolk, from 1981 until his retirement in 1992. He also edited a Christian magazine, Crusade, which was founded after Billy Graham's 1955 London crusade. Dudley-Smith began writing comic verse while a student at Cambridge; he did not begin to write hymns until the 1960s. Many of his several hundred hymn texts have been collected in Lift Every Heart: Collected Hymns 1961-1983 (1984), Songs of Deliverance: Thirt… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: No weight of gold or silver
Title: No Weight of Gold or Silver
Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith (1972)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1984, Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission

Notes

Scripture References: st. 1 = 1 Pet. 1:18-19 st. 2 = Isa. 53:3-6, John 1:29 st. 3 = 2 Cor. 5:14, 17 Timothy Dudley-Smith (PHH 233) wrote this text during August 1972 at his seaside summer home in Ruan Minor, Cornwall, England. The text was first published in the British collection Psalm Praise (1973) as a psalm for Passion Week. This strong text of testimony and encouragement points all sinners to Christ, the Lamb of God. It also encourages believers to continue the journey that will ultimately bring them to the throne of the Lamb in glory. The repeated phrase "Lamb of God" is John the Baptist's description of Christ as the fulfillment of the Old Testament Passover (John 1:29). Liturgical Use: Lent; Holy Week; Easter; worship services of confession/forgiveness as well as other times in which we reflect on Christ's redemptive work. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

KING'S LYNN


MORDEN PARK


PASTORALE

PASTORALE is a rounded bar form (AABA) tune with a melodic contour colored by gentle ornateness. Sing in unison or in harmony. Use a confident but not exuberant accompaniment with a legato pedal line tying many of the repeated notes in the bass part. Keep two pulses per measure, and slow down slight…

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Timeline

Instances

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Church Family Worship #223

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #138a

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #138b

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #374

Sing Glory #181

Text

Together in Song #249

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