FRANCES (McGranahan)Composer: James McGranahan
Published in 14 hymnals
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Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
'Tis comely that with joyful voice
God's saints His Name should praise.
With harp and hymn of gladness sing,
Your gift of sweetest music bring,
To Him a new song raise.
Let all the earth Jehovah fear,
Let all that dwell both far and near
In awe before Him stand;
for, lo, He spake and it was done,
And all the sovereign power begun
Stood fast at His command.
Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal.
FRANCES is a rousing tune with strong ascending figures and a rhythmic drive that produces two very long musical lines. Sing in harmony; use bright organ registration and crisp articulation to support this energetic melody.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 11 of 11)||Tune name||First Line||Composer||Meter||Incipit||Key||Source|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #449||FRANCES||O righteous, in the Lord rejoice||James McGranahan, 1840-1907||886 D||A♭ Major|
|Small Church Music #6688||FRANCES||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||James McGranahan||8.8.6.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #307||FRANCES||All wise, all good, almighty Lord||James McGranahan||88.68.86||51215 34513 43567||A Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3559||FRANCES||Let all the earth Jehovah fear||James McGranahan||88.68.86||51215 34513 43567||A Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7808||FRANCES||Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice||James McGranahan||88.68.86||51215 34513 43567||A Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #8013||FRANCES||’Twas night upon Judea’s hills||James McGranahan||77.68.86.||A Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #9577||FRANCES||Behold what splendor, hear that shout,||James McGranahan||88.68.86.||A Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #9777||FRANCES||Come, let us sing with joyful mirth||James McGranahan||88.68.86||A Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #9806||FRANCES||Stay, thou too happy sinner, stay||James McGranahan||88.68.86||E Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #10900||FRANCES||Jesus, Thy saving name I bless||James McGranahan||88.68.86||A Major|
|The Cyber Hymnal #11461||FRANCES||Jesu, Thy weak disciples see||James McGranahan||88.68.86||A Major|