FRANCES (McGranahan)

FRANCES (McGranahan)

Composer: James McGranahan
Published in 14 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: James McGranahan

Born: July 4, 1840, West Fallowfield, Pennsylvania. Died: July 9, 1907, Kinsman, Ohio. Buried: New Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman, Ohio. Pseudonym: G. M. J.  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: James McGranahan
Meter: 8.8.6 D
Incipit: 51215 34513 43567
Key: A♭ Major

Texts

The Praise of Almighty God

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.

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The God of Providence and Grace

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.

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Notes

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

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #307
Text: All Wise, All Good, Almighty Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3559
Text: Let All the Earth Jehovah Fear
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7808
Text: Ye Righteous, in the Lord Rejoice
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8013
Text: The Annunciation
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9577
Text: Behold What Splendor, Hear That Shout
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9777
Text: Come, Let Us Sing With Joyful Mirth
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9806
Text: Stay, Thou Too Happy Sinner, Stay
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10900
Text: Jesus, Thy Saving Name I Bless
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11461
Text: Jesu, Thy Weak Disciples See
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #449
Text: O Righteous, in the Lord Rejoice
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #449Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #6688Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #307TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3559TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7808TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8013TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9577TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9777TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9806TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10900TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #11461TextScoreAudio
Include 3 pre-1979 instances



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