|Composer:||Henry Bryan Hays (1981)|
|Copyright:||Tune © 1981, Order of St. Benedict, Inc.|
Rebuke me not in anger, LORD;
your arrows wound and bring despair.
My guilt is like a heavy load
that is too much for me to bear.
Come quickly, LORD, to rescue me,
and hasten to my help, I pray.
May all who seek to take my life
be put to shame without delay.
Henry B. Hays (b. Clarksville, TN, 1920) composed CHICKAHOMINY, which was published in his collection of hymn tunes, Swayed Pines Song Book (1981). Hays was raised in the Protestant tradition but since the 1950's has been a Benedictine monk at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. A Civil War devotee, he has derived his hymn tune titles from names of battles or places associated with that war.
CHICKAHOMINY is a stirring tune that fits well with this text. The tune is marked by well-placed descending and ascending melodic figures; the final phrase was rhythmically simplified. Although part singing is possible on the middle stanzas, try having the group or congregation sing in unison throughout (but especially on st. 1 and 4). The hymn needs forceful accompaniment and surely requires a raised third on the final chord of stanza 4!
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Tune name||First Line||Composer||Meter||Incipit||Key||Source|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #150||CHICKAHOMINY||Rebuke me not in anger, LORD||Henry B. Hays||22.214.171.124||f minor|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #419||CHICKAHOMINY||Come quickly, LORD, to resuce me||Henry B. Hays||126.96.36.199||f minor|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #38A||CHICKAHOMINY||Rebuke me not in anger, LORD||Henry Bryan Hays, O. S. B., b. 1920||188.8.131.52||f minor|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #382||CHICKAHOMINY||Ride on, ride on, in majesty||Henry B. Hays||LM||f minor|