Composer: J. V. Lee
Published in 15 hymnals

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Composer: J. V. Lee

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Tune Information

Composer: J. V. Lee
Incipit: 35312 55123 42
Key: G Major
Copyright: © 1959, United Reformed Church


Now is eternal life

Join All the Glorious Names

Lord of Our Growing Years

Lord of our growing years,
With us from infancy,
Laughter and quick-dried tears,
Freshness and energy:

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James Vernon Lee (b. Hove, Sussex, England, 1892; d. Southampton, England, 1959) originally composed EASTVIEW for the text "Rejoice, the Lord Is King" for his mother's eightieth birthday. Lee was an officer in the Brighton Battalion of the Boys' Brigade from 1910 to 1914. After service in the British armed forces during World War I he was the bursar at Caterham College (1919-1939). He also worked as a professional magician, earning the Gold Star of the Magic Circle in 1940. Lee served as organist in several churches and composed a number of hymn tunes as well as Masonic graces. The British hymnal Congregational Praise first published EASTVIEW in 1951. Sing it in three long phrases, and use solid organ accompaniment. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #543

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #78


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #214a


Moravian Book of Worship #486

Moravian Book of Worship #800


New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #639b

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #238

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Rejoice in the Lord #439


Singing the New Testament #120


Small Church Music #1485

Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #385


Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #375

Worship and Rejoice #608

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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