In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the many people who benefit from Hymnary on a regular basis.

So far in 2021 we have had more than 8 million people from more than 200 countries around the globe come to the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure.

If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

[Chant] (Crotch 32171)

[Chant] (Crotch 32171)

Composer: William Crotch
Published in 15 hymnals

Composer: William Crotch

William Crotch (5 July 1775 – 29 December 1847) was an English composer, organist and artist. Born in Norwich, Norfolk to a master carpenter he showed early musical talent as a child prodigy. The three and a half year old Master William Crotch was taken to London by his ambitious mother, where he not only played on the organ of the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, but for King George III. The London Magazine of April 1779 records: He appears to be fondest of solemn tunes and church musick, particularly the 104th Psalm. As soon as he has finished a regular tune, or part of a tune, or played some little fancy notes of his own, he stops, and has some of the pranks of a wanton boy; some of the company then generally give him a cak… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Chant] (Crotch 32171)
Composer: William Crotch
Incipit: 32171 23432 23451
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Organ Solo

  • The Times of Worship Volume One: The Time of Christmas: Settings of Twenty-one Hymns for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany for Organ alone or for Organ and Narrator
    Composer/Editor Richard Hudson
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (1997) pp. 10


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T198

Include 14 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support