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HENDON

Composer: César Malan

Malan, Henri Abraham César. The family of Malan traces its origin to the valleys of Piedmont. A branch of it settled at Mérindol, in Dauphiné, but was driven from France by the persecutions that followed the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Pierre Malan, after seeing his sister fall a victim to persecution, left Mérindol (1714), and arrived at Geneva (1722). Henri Abraham César Malan was born at Geneva in 1787. After an education at the College, he went to Marseilles, with the intention of learning business: but, soon after, entered the Academy at Geneva, as a preparation for the ministry, to which he was ordained in 1810. He had been appointed one of the masters at the College in the previous year. The National Church of Geneva was… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: César Malan (1827)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7
Incipit: 11151 35433 33242
Key: F Major

Texts

Take My Life, and Let It Be

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise,
let them flow in endless praise.

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Notes

HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to date from 1827. Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought the tune to North America and published it in his Carmina Sacra (1841); that version is the one published in the Psalter Hymnal. Hendon is a village in Middlesex, England.

Because HENDON has five phrases, the text has to repeat its fourth line in each stanza to fit the music. Try singing in two units, grouping the first two phrases together and then the last three. Articulate the repeated tones clearly on the organ. Malan's harmonization is a good one for part singing by the entire congregation. Antiphonal performance may be best when singing the entire six stanzas; stanza 3 is a perfect candidate for unaccompanied singing.

Educated at the College of Geneva, Malan intended to become a businessman but instead was led to a ministerial career. In 1810 he was ordained in the National Reformed Church of Switzerland. A popular preacher at the Chapelle du Temoignage in Geneva, he attacked the formalism and liberalism of the national church and urged both a return to strict Calvinism and the need for conversion. When the church forbade him access to its pulpits, Malan had a church built in his garden and continued to preach to a large congregation. In his later years he devoted much of his energy to revival preaching. He traveled in Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, and Scotland, where he conducted six revival tours and preached to a large following. A writer of several books and countless tracts, many of them translated into English, Malan also wrote the texts and tunes of over a thousand hymns, many of which became popular in the French Protestant churches.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #277
Text: Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #538
Text: Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #60
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #185
Text: Angels, Roll the Rock Away
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #255
Text: Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #472
Text: Be Now Imitators of Your Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #927
Text: Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1125
Text: Come, Thou Savior of Our Race
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #288
Text: Take My Life and Let It Be
The United Methodist Hymnal #163
Text: Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #466
Text: Take My Life and Let It Be

Instances

Instances (1 - 63 of 63)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #8
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #277TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #538TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #282TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #534TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #443TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #490TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #609TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #60ScoreAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #697Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Great Songs of the Church #4
Himnos de la Iglesia #262
Hymnal: A Worship Book #337
Hymnal: A Worship Book #389
Hymns of Faith #380TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #129Page Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #4
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #474
Hymns to the Living God #226TextPage Scan
Hymns to the Living God #243TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #863TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #784TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #610TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #449
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #391TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #288Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #376
Rejoice Hymns #405
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #69TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #330
Sing Joyfully #436TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #118Audio
Small Church Music #1285Audio
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #26Text
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #315
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #535Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #597Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #375
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #467
The Cyber Hymnal #185TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #255TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #472TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #927TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1125TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #379Text
The New Century Hymnal #49TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #338
The United Methodist Hymnal #163TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #78Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #79
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #80
The Worshiping Church #224TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #568TextFlexscorePage Scan
Timeless Truths #430TextAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #518TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #585TextFlexscorePage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #628TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #338TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #466TextScoreAudio
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #257
Worship Supplement 2000 #786TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #123
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #458
Include 193 pre-1979 instances



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