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Composer: James Langran
Published in 55 hymnals

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Composer: James Langran

James Langran (b. St. Pancras, London, England, November 10, 1835; d. Tottenham, London, England, June 8, 1909) studied organ as a youth but did not receive his Bachelor of Music degree from Oxford until he was forty-nine years old. He had several organist positions–the longest was at St. Paul's Church, Tottenham, England, from 1870 to 1909. He also taught music at St. Katherine's Training College for Schoolmistresses (1878-1909). Music editor of theNew Mitre Hymnal (1875), Langran composed around fifty hymn tunes and contributed several of them to early editions of Hymns Ancient and Modern. Bert Polman  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: James Langran
Incipit: 35317 12343 25765
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Hark! The Sound of Holy Voices

Lord, Her Watch Thy Church is Keeping

Lord, her watch Thy Church is keeping:
When shall earth Thy rule obey?
When shall end the night of weeping?
When shall break the promised day?
See the whitening harvest languish,
Waiting still the laborers' toil;
Was it vain, Thy Son's deep anguish?
Shall the Strong retain the spoil?

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Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor Andrew Wright
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 40
  • 200 New Last Verses
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 53
  • More Last Verses: Another Two Hundred Varied Hymn Tune Harmonies
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 53


Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Anthem Songs #5


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1137

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Common Praise #241

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #267

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #489


Small Church Music #1044


Small Church Music #4928

The Believers Hymn Book with Music #1b


The Cyber Hymnal #3704

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The New English Hymnal #226

Include 45 pre-1979 instances
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