GETHSEMANE (Dykes)

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes

As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: GETHSEMANE (Dykes)
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Incipit: 33321 17156 55132
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee;
let the water and the blood,
from thy wounded side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure;
save from wrath and make me pure.

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Gracious God, My Heart Renew

Gracious God, my heart renew,
Make my spirit right and true;
Cast me not away from Thee,
Let Thy Spirit dwell in me;
Thy salvation's joy impart,
Steadfast make my willing heart.

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2010
Text: Gracious God, My Heart Renew
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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns and Psalms #263

Audio

Small Church Music #6979

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #2010

Include 22 pre-1979 instances
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