FORWARD (Barnby)

FORWARD (Barnby)

Composer: Joseph Barnby
Published in 2 hymnals


Composer: Joseph Barnby

Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barby showed his musical genius early: he was an organist and choirmaster at the age of twelve. He became organist at St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he developed an outstanding choral program (at times nicknamed "the Sunday Opera"). Barnby introduced annual performances of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in St. Anne's, Soho, and directed the first performance in an English church of the St. Matthew Passion. He was also active in regional music festivals, conducted the Royal Choral Society, and composed and edited music (mainly for Novello and Company). In 1892 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. His compositions in… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: FORWARD (Barnby)
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.5 D
Incipit: 55565 56673 11176
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Far o'er yon horizon

Jesus, King of glory

Jesus, King of glory,
Throned above the sky,
Jesus, tender Savior,
Hear thy children cry.
Pardon our transgressions,
Cleanse us from our sin;
By thy Spirit help us
Heavenly life to win.
Jesus, King of glory,
Throned above the sky,
Jesus, tender Savior,
Hear thy children cry.

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