DENNIS (Nägeli)

Composer: Hans Georg Nägeli

Johann Georg Naegeli; b. 1773, Canton Zuerich, Switzerland; d. 1836 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Hans Georg Nägeli
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Incipit: 33132 72111 61151
Key: E♭ Major

Texts

Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.

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How Gentle God's Commands

Notes

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably published the original melody as the setting for "0 selig, selig, wervor dir" in his Christliches Gesangbuch (1828). Nageli was an influential music educator who lectured throughout Germany and France. Influenced by Johann Pestalozzi, he published his theories of music education in Gangbildungslehre (1810), a book that made a strong impact on Lowell Mason. Nageli composed mainly" choral works, including settings of Goethe's poetry. He received his early instruction from his father, then in Zurich, where he concentrated on the music of]. S. Bach. In Zurich, he also established a lending library and a publishing house, which published first editions of Beethoven s piano sonatas and music by Bach, Handel, and Frescobaldi.

The tune name DENNIS is thought to refer to a town in Massachusetts. It is a simple tune, initially built with several sequences. Sing stanzas 1 and 6 in unison and the others in parts, perhaps using no accompaniment on stanza 4 for occasions of sorrowful, parting. Two groups can also sing the entire hymn antiphonally, by half-stanzas, especially if one group is parting from the other. Sing the tune in two long lines, with one pulse per measure.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #375
Text: A Parting Hymn We Sing
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #387
Text: Blest Be the Tie
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #256
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #168
Text: And Are We Yet Alive?
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #381
Text: Blest Be the Tie That Binds
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The Cyber Hymnal #2368
Text: How Gentle God's Commands
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The Cyber Hymnal #4253
Text: The Man Is Ever Blessed
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The Cyber Hymnal #5825
Text: Rites Cannot Change the Heart
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The Cyber Hymnal #6939
Text: To Thee I Lift My Soul
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The Cyber Hymnal #9713
Text: How Tender Is Thy Hand
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The Cyber Hymnal #11259
Text: Give Thou Thy Youth To God
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11510
Text: The Holy Ghost Has Come
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #315
Text: Blest Be the Tie That Binds
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #553
Text: And Are We Yet Alive
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #557
Text: Blest Be the Tie That Binds
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #393
Text: Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Instances

Instances (1 - 63 of 63)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #341TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #245
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #375TextFlexscoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #387TextFlexscoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #389TextFlexscorePage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #410TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #267Text
Chalice Hymnal #433Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #256ScoreAudio
Common Praise (1998) #507Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #656Text
Glaubenslieder #221
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #306Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Himnos de la Iglesia #498
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #563
Hymnal: A Worship Book #421
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #497
Hymns of Faith #74TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #137
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #485
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #605
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #257TextFlexscorePage Scan
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #347
Moravian Book of Worship #680TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #135Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #438Text
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #613
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #315Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #570
Rejoice in the Lord #408TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #89TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #350
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #694
Sing Joyfully #138TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #297Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #154
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #426Text
The Christian Harmony: in the seven-syllable character note system of music;... 2010 Revised Edition #30B
The Cyber Hymnal #168TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #381TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2368TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4253TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5825TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6939TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9713TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11259TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11510TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #286TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #393Text
The New National Baptist Hymnal #359
The United Methodist Hymnal #553TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #557TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #708Text
Timeless Truths #1107Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #359TextFlexscorePage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #681Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #602Text
Voices: Native American Hymns and Worship Resources #10
Voices: Native American Hymns and Worship Resources #11a
Voices: Native American Hymns and Worship Resources #11b
Worship and Rejoice #393TextScoreAudio
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #331
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #218
Include 387 pre-1979 instances



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