Composer: William Hayes
Published in 22 hymnals

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Composer: William Hayes

William Hayes (26 January 1708 (baptised) – 27 July 1777) was an English composer, organist, singer and conductor. Hayes was born in Gloucester. He trained at Gloucester Cathedral and spent the early part of his working life as organist of St Mary’s, Shrewsbury (1729) and Worcester Cathedral (1731). The majority of his career was spent at Oxford where he was appointed organist of Magdalen College in 1734, and established his credentials with the degrees of B.Mus in 1735 and D.Mus in 1749. (He was painted by John Cornish in his doctoral robes around 1749.) In 1741 he was unanimously elected Professor of Music and organist of the University Church. He presided over the city’s concert life for the next 30 years, and was instrumental i… Go to person page >

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Composer: William Hayes
Meter: 8.8.6 D
Incipit: 13516 44323 45671
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Come, see the place where Jesus lay

Come, see the place where Jesus lay,
And hear angelic watchers say,
"He lives, Who once was slain:
Why seek the living 'midst the dead?
Remember how the Saviour said
That he would rise again."

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We sing of God, the mighty source

O Love Divine, How Sweet Thou Art



The Cyber Hymnal #11645
Text: We Sing Of God, The Mighty Source
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Small Church Music #1426
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CPWI Hymnal #167

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CPWI Hymnal #611


Small Church Music #1426


The Cyber Hymnal #11645

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The Hymnal 1982 #387

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