Published in 17 hymnals

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Tune Information

Incipit: 51123 32127 12334
Key: g minor
Source: Welsh Melody, c 1600
Copyright: Public Domain


Delay Not

The Earth and the Fulness with Which It Is Stored

The earth and the fullness with which it is stored,
The world and its dwellers belong to the Lord;
For He on the seas its foundations has laid,
And firm on the waters its pillars has stayed,
And firm on the waters its pillars has stayed.

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MALDWYN, a personal name in Welsh, is a traditional Welsh tune thought to date from the seventeenth century. It was published in David Evan's (PHH 285) collection Moliant Cenedl Dinbych (1920). The tune consists of four long phrases, each of which has the same rhythmic scheme. In minor tonality, the melody is mostly stepwise; the strong music is a fitting vehicle for the powerful text. Seerveld chose this tune for this text. He writes, "MALDWYN has exactly the right tension to catch the complaint (st. 1-4), the expostulation (st. 5-7), and the exultation (st. 8-10) of the psalm." Antiphonal performance is suggested for the first seven stanzas, followed by strong unison singing on the final three; use a more majestic tempo for the final stanza.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Organ Solo

  • Seven Hymn Preludes and Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Edward H. Meyer
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2004) pp. 18
  • 7 Hymn Preludes Set 3
    Composer/Editor Donald Rotermund
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1993) pp. 18
  • Welsh Hymn Tune Preludes: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Raymond H. Haan
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1989)
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 31: General: Lob - Ma
    Composer/Editors Richard Hillert; Steven Wente
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1985) pp. 34


The Cyber Hymnal #1296
Text: The Earth and the Fullness with Which It Is Stored
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
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The Cyber Hymnal #8075
Text: The Lord Has Come Down
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #22
Text: My God! O My God!
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Christian Worship #337

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Lutheran Worship #349

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #22


Small Church Music #2659


The Cyber Hymnal #1296


The Cyber Hymnal #8075

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #44

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #80A

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