DURA (Gauntlett)

DURA (Gauntlett)

Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett
Published in 11 hymnals

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Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett

Henry J. Gauntlett (b. Wellington, Shropshire, July 9, 1805; d. London, England, February 21, 1876) When he was nine years old, Henry John Gauntlett (b. Wellington, Shropshire, England, 1805; d. Kensington, London, England, 1876) became organist at his father's church in Olney, Buckinghamshire. At his father's insistence he studied law, practicing it until 1844, after which he chose to devote the rest of his life to music. He was an organist in various churches in the London area and became an important figure in the history of British pipe organs. A designer of organs for William Hill's company, Gauntlett extend­ed the organ pedal range and in 1851 took out a patent on electric action for organs. Felix Mendelssohn chose him to play the or… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: DURA (Gauntlett)
Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett
Incipit: 55451 32511 71322
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Stupendous height of heavenly love

The Pilgrim's Song

Lord, shall Thy children come to Thee?

Lord, shall Thy children come to Thee?
A boon of love divine we seek;
Brought to Thine arms in infancy,
Ere heart could feel, or tongue could speak,
Thy children pray for grace, that they
May come themselves to Thee to-day.

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns and Psalms #462a

Singing the Faith #512


Small Church Music #4042

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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