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GLAD DAY

GLAD DAY

Composer: Wm. W. Gilchrist
Published in 11 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Wm. W. Gilchrist

Born: January 8, 1846, Jersey City, New Jersey. Died: December 20, 1916, Easton, Pennsylvania. Buried: Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Gilchrist’s family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when William was nine years old. He attended school there until the outbreak of the American civil war, when his father’s business failed and William had to seek other work. Having a good voice, he sang in choirs and choruses, first as a soprano, and later a smooth, flexible baritone. He began singing some of the principal parts in the Handel and Haydn Society, where his first real musical life began. At age 19, Gilchrist began studying organ and voice with Professor H. A. Clarke, gradually concentrating on t… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: GLAD DAY
Composer: Wm. W. Gilchrist
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Incipit: 55113 15532 17621
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: By the Courtesy of the Trustees of the Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work, Philadelphia.

Texts

He has come, the Christ of God

He has come, the Christ of God:
Left for us His glad abode;
Stooping from His throne of bliss
To this darksome wilderness.

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1223
Text: Day of God, Thou Blessèd Day
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The Cyber Hymnal #2390
Text: He Has Come, the Christ of God
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4380
Text: Mary to Her Savior's Tomb
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The Cyber Hymnal #6179
Text: Soldiers of the Cross, Arise! (How)
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The Cyber Hymnal #6447
Text: Sing, Ye Ransomed Nations, Sing
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The Cyber Hymnal #9616
Text: Hail The Day, When In The Sky
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The Cyber Hymnal #10189
Text: Hail The Night, All Hail The Morn
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #11936
Text: Morning Spreads her Crimson Rays
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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1223

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #2390

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4380

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6179

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #6447

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9616

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10189

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #11936

Text

The Cyber Hymnal #15152

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