Composer (melody and bass): Henry Lawes (1637)
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Composer (melody and bass): Henry Lawes

Born: January 5, 1596, Dinton, Wiltshire, England. Died: October 21, 1662, London, England. Buried: In the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, London, England. Lawes, tutor to the daughters of the Earl of Bridgewater, is best known as a composer. He became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1626, and a member of the "King’s Musick" in 1631. He wrote over 400 vocal pieces, as well as anthems and instrumental compositions. His works include: Choice Psalmes Put into Musick for Three Voices, 1648 Ayres and Dialogues (London: 1653) Sources: Frost, p. 680 Hughes, pp. 467-68 Nutter, p. 460 Stulken, p. 292  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: LAWES' PSALM 47
Composer (melody and bass): Henry Lawes (1637)
Incipit: 32612 33255 45
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Son of the Lord Most High

Lord, Bring the Day to Pass

Thou art the Christ, O Lord

"Thou art the Christ, O Lord,
The Son of God, most high!"
Forever be adored,
That Name in earth and sky.
In which, tho' mortal strength may fail,
The saints of God at last prevail!

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Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 150 Last Verse Harmonies: For Use with the Hymn Books of the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed and Other Free Churches
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 66
  • 200 New Last Verses
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 101


Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Ancient and Modern #543

Common Praise #236a

AudioPage Scan

Common Praise #257

Hymns and Psalms #152

Rejoice in the Lord #239


Small Church Music #1936

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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