HOUGHTON (Gauntlett)

HOUGHTON (Gauntlett)

Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett (1861)
Published in 24 hymnals


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Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett

Henry J. Gauntlett; b. 1805, Wellington, England; d. 1876, London England Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett (1861)
Meter: 10.10.11.11
Incipit: 53165 53165 14425
Key: F Major

Texts

O Worship the King all glorious above

O worship the King all-glorious above,
O gratefully sing his power and his love:
our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

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My Soul, Bless the Lord!

My soul, bless the Lord! the Lord is most great,
With glory arrayed, majestic His state;
The light is His garment, the skies are His shade,
And over the waters His courts He has laid.

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O heavenly king look down from above

Notes

Henry John Gauntlett (b. Wellington, Shropshire, England, 1805; d. Kensington, London, England, 1876) originally composed HOUGHTEN for the text "O Worship the King" (428). Sing the theme stanza (st. 1) in parts and the other stanzas in unison, or vice versa. When singing the entire psalm, sing stanzas 2 through 13 antiphonally. Singing of only part of the psalm should always include the theme stanza. When he was nine years old, Gauntlett became organist at his father's church in Olney, Buckinghamshire. At his father's insistence he studied law, practicing it until 1844, after which he chose to devote the rest of his life to music. He was an organist in various churches in the London area and became an important figure in the history of British pipe organs. A designer of organs for William Hill's company, Gauntlett extend┬Čed the organ pedal range and in 1851 took out a patent on electric action for organs. Felix Mendelssohn chose him to play the organ part at the first performance of Elijah in Birmingham, England, in 1846. Gauntlett is said to have composed some ten thousand hymn tunes, most of which have been forgotten. A number of them, including HOUGHTEN (1861), were first published in various editions of The Congregational Psalmist (1858-1886). A supporter of the use of plainchant in the church, Gauntlett published the Gregorian Hymnal of Matins and Evensong (1844). --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4347
Text: My Soul, Bless the Lord!
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4974
Text: O Heavenly King, Look Down from Above
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #104
Text: Your Spirit, O LORD, Makes Life to Abound
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #504

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #104

Audio

Small Church Music #879

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4347

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4974

TextPage Scan

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #126

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