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Composer: William Henry Monk (1889)
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Composer: William Henry Monk

William H. Monk (b. Brompton, London, England, 1823; d. London, 1889) is best known for his music editing of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861, 1868; 1875, and 1889 editions). He also adapted music from plainsong and added accompaniments for Introits for Use Throughout the Year, a book issued with that famous hymnal. Beginning in his teenage years, Monk held a number of musical positions. He became choirmaster at King's College in London in 1847 and was organist and choirmaster at St. Matthias, Stoke Newington, from 1852 to 1889, where he was influenced by the Oxford Movement. At St. Matthias, Monk also began daily choral services with the choir leading the congregation in music chosen according to the church year, including psalms chanted to… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William Henry Monk (1889)
Meter: D
Incipit: 34653 21123 45623
Key: F Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1889
Copyright: Public Domain


Hail, Body True

Hail, Body true, of Mary born, and in the manger laid,
That once with thorn and scourging torn wast on the cross displayed,
That every eye might there descry th&#;uplifted Sacrifice,
Which once for all to God on high paid our redemption&#;s price!

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Organ Solo

  • The Biggs Books of Organ Music
    Composer/Editors E. Power Biggs; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Published By: Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation (1979) pp. 13
  • Musica Divina Book One: Choral Improvisations for the Organ
    Composer/Editor Philip G. Kreckel
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1932) pp. 22

Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist's Library Volume 18
    Composer/Editor Austin North
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 13


The Cyber Hymnal #2202
Text: Hail, Body True
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