Composer: Henry Thomas Smart

Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-known). Smart gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. Organist in a number of London churches, including St. Luke's, Old Street (1844-1864), and St. Pancras (1864-1869), Smart was famous for his extemporiza­tions and for his accompaniment of congregational singing. He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. Fascinated by organs as a youth… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: EVERTON (Smart)
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1867)
Incipit: 34516 71545 31222
Copyright: Public Domain


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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Son of God, Eternal Savior

Sons of labor, dear to Jesus



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 200 New Last Verses
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 71
  • Accompaniments for Unison Hymn-Singing
    Composer/Editors Gerald H. Knight; John A. Birch
    Published By: The Royal School of Church Music (1981) pp. 13

Organ Solo

  • 100 New Hymn Preludes
    Composer/Editor John Columba McCann
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2008) pp. 108
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 64


The Cyber Hymnal #3551
Text: King of Saints, to Whom the Number
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The Cyber Hymnal #16090
Text: Hark, Awake! Tell Out The Story
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Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Ancient and Modern #293


Ancient and Modern #445


Ancient and Modern #781

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #667

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Common Praise #573a

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CPWI Hymnal #262

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CPWI Hymnal #323

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #132

Hymns and Psalms #303

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #102

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #511


Small Church Music #1250


The Cyber Hymnal #3551


The Cyber Hymnal #16090

The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #638

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The New English Hymnal #201

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The New English Hymnal #498

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