Composer: Christopher Tye
Published in 5 hymnals

Composer: Christopher Tye

Tye, Christopher, MUS. D., born at Westminster in the reign of Henry VIII. He was celebrated as a musician, and was granted the degree of MUS. D. at Cambridge in 1545. He was musical tutor to King Edward VI., and organist of the Chapel Royal under Queen Elizabeth. Besides composing numerous anthems, he rendered the first fourteen chapters of the Acts of the Apostles into metre, which were set to music by him and sung in Edward 6th's Chapel, and published in 1553. He died circa 1580. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Christopher Tye
Incipit: 55511 71132 12517
Key: a minor


Go to Dark Gethsemane

Go to dark Gethsemane,
You who feel the tempter's pow'r;
Your Redeemer's conflict see;
Watch with Him one bitter hour;
Turn not from His griefs away;
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

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Throned Upon the Awful Tree


Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada #457

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #93

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #93

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