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MAITLAND (Allen)

Composer (attributed to): George Nelson Allen

George Nelson Allen (1812-1871), studied at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Oh and with Lowell Mason in Boston. Allen gave a strong musical foundation to Oberlin College in its earliest years; in addition to being Professor of Music he also served as Professor of Geology and Natural History, Secretary and Treasurer. In 1835 he compiled The Oberlin Social and Sabbath Hymn Book in which appeared his most well known tune MAITLAND (also known as CROSS AND CROWN or WESTERN MELODY) with the text "Must Jesus bear the cross alone?". This tune was adapted by Thomas A. Dorsey in 1938 for his hymn "Precious Lord, take my hand". He composed anthems and wrote some additional music for Isaac Woodbury's Oratorio "Absalom". He compiled a small 3" x… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer (attributed to): George Nelson Allen (1844)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 34551 32161 65513
Key: A♭ Major
Source: "Western melody" in Henry Ward Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855

Notes

PRECIOUS LORD, the tune Thomas Dorsey used for his most beloved hymn, "Precious Lord, take my hand", is an adaptation of MAITLAND. Sometimes Dorsey is shown as the composer, sometimes as the arranger or adapter of Allen's composition. MAITLAND is often attributed to Allen, but the earliest known source (Plymouth Collection, 1855) shows that Allen was the author/adapter of the text "Must Jesus bear the cross alone," not the composer of the tune, and the tune itself was printed without attribution for many years. MAITLAND is also sometimes attributed to the Oberlin Social and Sabbath School Hymn Book, which Allen edited, but this collection does not contain music. This tune originally appeared in hymnals and tune books as CROSS AND CROWN; the name MAITLAND appears as early as 1868.

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #475
Text: Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #494
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The Cyber Hymnal #4389
Text: Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
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The Cyber Hymnal #6002
Text: The Son Forsook the Father's Home
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The Cyber Hymnal #7537
Text: When in the Night I Meditate
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The Cyber Hymnal #7617
Text: The Wonders of Redeeming Love
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Text: While Sinners Utter Boasting Words
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The Cyber Hymnal #9489
Text: No Time
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Text: My Savior, How Thy Soul Was Awed
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Text: Father, I Long, I Faint To See
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Text: He Who On Earth As Man Was Known
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Text: How Shall I Look Upon That Brow?
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The Cyber Hymnal #12038
Text: In Mercy, Not In Wrath, Rebuke
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Small Church Music #7256
Text: Maga Jézus vitte (Jesus was on the tree)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #471

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African American Heritage Hymnal #554

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #456

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #475

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #243

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #450

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #400

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #505

Chalice Hymnal #628

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #494

Christian Worship #451

Common Praise (1998) #509

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #773

Gather (3rd ed.) #955

Gather Comprehensive #874

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #847

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Glory to God #834

Hymnal Supplement 1991 #824

Hymnal #575

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #434

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Hymns of Faith #392

Hymns of Promise #93

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #615

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #780

Lift Every Voice and Sing II #106

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Lift Up Your Hearts #465

Lutheran Service Book #739

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #789

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #374

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #405

Presbyterian Hymnal #404

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Psalms for All Seasons #16A

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #493

Rejoice Hymns #287

Rejoice Hymns #504

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #328

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Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #124

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #398

Sing Joyfully #494

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Sing Joyfully #512

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Sing the Faith #2112

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Small Church Music #1299

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Small Church Music #7256

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #13

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The Celebration Hymnal #673

The Celebration Hymnal #684

The Covenant Hymnal #413

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The Cyber Hymnal #4389

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The Cyber Hymnal #5607

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The Cyber Hymnal #6002

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The Cyber Hymnal #7537

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The Cyber Hymnal #7617

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The Cyber Hymnal #8169

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The Cyber Hymnal #9489

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The Cyber Hymnal #9844

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The Cyber Hymnal #9994

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The Cyber Hymnal #10315

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The Cyber Hymnal #10796

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The Cyber Hymnal #12038

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #449

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #463

The New Century Hymnal #472

The New National Baptist Hymnal #85

The New National Baptist Hymnal #339

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The United Methodist Hymnal #424

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The United Methodist Hymnal #474

The Worshiping Church #638

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The Worshiping Church #658

This Far By Faith #193

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This Far By Faith #237

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Timeless Truths #309

Voices United #670

With One Voice #731

Wonder, Love, and Praise #800

Worship (4th ed.) #980

Worship and Rejoice #500

Worship in Song #178

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #309

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