DARWALL

Composer: John Darwall

John Darwall (1731–1789) was an English clergyman and hymnodist. Born in the village of Haugh­ton in Staffordshire, Darwall was educated at Manchester Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford (which he entered at the age of 14), grad­u­at­ing in 1756. He then became curate and later vicar of St Matthew's Parish in Walsall. In 1766 he married to Mary Whateley (1738–1825), his second wife, a published poet who ran a printing press and also wrote hymns. He died on 18 De­cem­ber 1789 at Walsall in the West Mid­lands. He was buried at the Bath Street Bur­i­al Grounds. He is probably best known for his setting of Psalm 148, known as DARWALL 148, which is most often sung to the words "Rejoice the Lord is King" (from Charl… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Darwall (1770)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.4.4.4.4
Incipit: 13153 17654 32231
Key: C Major/D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Rejoice, the Lord is King!

Rejoice, the Lord is King:
Your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing,
And triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

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Notes

Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the nineteenth century.

The son of a pastor, Darwall attended Manchester Grammar School and Brasenose College, Oxford, England (1752-1756). He became the curate and later the vicar of St. Matthew's Parish Church in Walsall, where he remained until his death. Darwall was a poet and amateur musician. He composed a soprano tune and bass line for each of the 150 psalm versifications in the Tate and Brady New Version of the Psalms of David (l696). In an organ dedication speech in 1773 Darwall advocated singing the "Psalm tunes in quicker time than common [in order that] six verses might be sung in the same space of time that four generally are."

The only Darwall tune still in common use, DARWALL'S 148TH is marked by both its dramatic opening figure (outlining the tonic chord) and by the convincing ascent of, the final line. Sing in unison or in parts at a lively tempo. Try adding trumpets both to the melody as well as to the descant by Sydney H. Nicholson (PHH 358) on stanza 4.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #197
Text: Rejoice, the Lord Is King
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #120
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The Cyber Hymnal #419
Text: Before the Lord We Bow
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The Cyber Hymnal #877
Text: The City of Our God
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The Cyber Hymnal #2143
Text: The Happy Morn Is Come
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The Cyber Hymnal #2417
Text: Hills of the North, Rejoice
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The Cyber Hymnal #3389
Text: Join All the Glorious Names
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The Cyber Hymnal #3838
Text: The Lord Jehovah Reigns (1)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4110
Text: Lord of the Worlds Above
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The Cyber Hymnal #4589
Text: No Righteousness of Mine
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The Cyber Hymnal #5526
Text: On What Has Now Been Sown
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The Cyber Hymnal #5551
Text: O Zion, Tune Thy Voice
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The Cyber Hymnal #5716
Text: Praise Ye, Praise Ye the Lord
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The Cyber Hymnal #5759
Text: Rejoice, the Lord Is King
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The Cyber Hymnal #6048
Text: Shall Hymns of Grateful Love
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The Cyber Hymnal #6421
Text: Sweet Place
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The Cyber Hymnal #6738
Text: Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ
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The Cyber Hymnal #9300
Text: Awake, Ye Saints, Awake
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The Cyber Hymnal #9536
Text: The Night Is Now Far Spent
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The Cyber Hymnal #9782
Text: O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
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The Cyber Hymnal #10581
Text: What Was It, Blessed God
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The Cyber Hymnal #10874
Text: Jesus The Lord Is Born
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #408
Text: Rejoice, the Lord Is King
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The United Methodist Hymnal #715
Text: Rejoice, the Lord Is King
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Worship and Rejoice #9
Text: Come, Let Us Praise the Lord
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Worship and Rejoice #110
Text: We Come, O Christ, to You
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Worship and Rejoice #342
Text: Rejoice, the Lord Is King!
Worship and Rejoice #542
Text: They Did Not Build in Vain
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Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #840
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Catholic Book of Worship III #573
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #215TextPage Scan
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Common Praise (1998) #323Text
Common Praise (1998) #365
Common Praise (1998) #379TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #493Page Scan
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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #755TextPage Scan
Discipleship Ministries Collection #142
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Les Chants du Pèlerin #69
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Lutheran Worship #179TextPage Scan
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Sing Joyfully #289TextPage Scan
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Small Church Music #163Audio
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Small Church Music #2073Audio
Small Church Music #3433Audio
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The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #271
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #314
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #318
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #634
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #760
The Cyber Hymnal #419TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #877TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2143TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2417TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3389TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3838TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4110TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4589TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5526TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5551TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5716TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5759TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6048TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6421TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6738TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9300TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9536TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9782TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10581TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10874TextScoreAudio
The Faith We Sing #2001
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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #117
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #228Text
The New Century Hymnal #303
The New English Hymnal #475TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #715TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #78
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #79Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #80Text
The Worshiping Church #86TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #262TextFlexscorePage Scan
The Worshiping Church #312TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #320TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #108
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #187
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Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #213TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #493TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #564
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生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #74
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