BALTIMORE (Gilbert)

BALTIMORE (Gilbert)

Composer: Walter Bond Gilbert
Published in 1 hymnal


Composer: Walter Bond Gilbert

Born: Ap­ril 21, 1829, Ex­e­ter, De­von, Eng­land. Died: March 2, 1910, Ox­ford, Eng­land. Gilbert stud­ied mu­sic at Ex­e­ter Ca­thed­ral and un­der Al­fred An­gel, Sam­u­el Wes­ley and Hen­ry Bi­shop. He at­tend­ed New Coll­ege, Ox­ford (BMus 1854, DMus 1888) and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of To­ron­to, Ca­na­da (DMus 1888). He served as or­gan­ist in De­von at Top­sham (1847) and Bide­ford (1849); in Kent at Ton­bridge (1854), the Old Col­le­gi­ate Church, Maid­stone (1859) and Lee (1866); Bos­ton, Lin­coln­shire (1868); and Trin­i­ty Cha­pel, New York (1869-1897). He taught at Ton­bridge School, helped found the Coll­ege of Or­gan­ists, ed­it­ed the Amer­i­can Epis­co­pal Hymn­al,… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Walter Bond Gilbert
Meter: 10.6.10.6.7.6.7.6
Incipit: 13456 51322 35322
Key: E Major

Texts

Jerusalem high tower thy glorious walls

Jerusalem! high tower thy glorious walls!
Would God I were in thee!
Desire of thee my longing heart enthralls,
Desire at home to be:
Wide from the world outleaping,
O'er hill and vale and plain,
My soul's strong wing is sweeping,
Thy portals to attain.

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