CONSTANCE (Sullivan)

CONSTANCE (Sullivan)

Composer: Arthur Sullivan (1875)
Published in 51 hymnals


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Composer: Arthur Sullivan

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Tune Information

Composer: Arthur Sullivan (1875)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 33342 56543 32221
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

I've Found a Friend

Give Thanks to God, for Good Is He

Give thanks to God, for good is he:
his love abides forever.
To him all praise and glory be:
his mercy lasts forever.
His wondrous works with praise record:
his love abides forever.
The only God, the sovereign Lord:
his mercy lasts forever.

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Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode

Notes

Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) composed CONSTANCE for James G. Small's hymn text "I've Found a Friend, O Such a Friend"; the sentiment of that text explains the tune title. That text and tune were published in the Swedenborgian New Church Hymn Book (1874). CONSTANCE is a solid Victorian tune with a fine climax in the melody of its final line. Though not specifically designed for the responsorial performance Psalm 136 requires, CONSTANCE can be performed in a dramatic manner that would please its operatically oriented composer. Organists could change registration or let the congregation sing unaccompanied on the refrain phrases. Or have one part of the congregation (or the choir or a good soloist) sing the first half of each line, and have everyone respond with the second half of each line, preferably by singing in parts. Emily R. Brink (PHH 158) composed the alternative harmonization in 1987 for the Psalter Hymnal. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #945
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2066
Text: Give Thanks to God, for Good Is He
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3136
Text: I've Found a Friend
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4418
Text: My Grandfather's Bible
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7988
Text: Almighty Lord, Whose Sovereign Right
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #182
Text: Give Thanks to God, for Good Is He
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #945

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Complete Mission Praise #352

Esperanta Himnaro #8b

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Psalms for All Seasons #136E

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #182

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Small Church Music #370

The Covenant Hymnal #522

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The Cyber Hymnal #2066

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3136

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4418

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7988

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #517

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #668

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #136

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #475

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