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Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Published in 8 hymnals

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes

As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: MARINERS (Dykes)
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Incipit: 51234 43332 71277
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Holy Spirit blessed dove

Blessing, honor, thanks and praise

Blessing, honor, thanks and praise,
Pay we, gracious God, to Thee:
Thou in Thine abundant grace
Givest us the victory.
True and faithful to Thy word,
Thou hast glorified Thy Son:
Jesus Christ, our dying Lord,
Has for us the vict'ry won.

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Sovereign ruler of the skies


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Church Book #256

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Church Book #348

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Church Book #558

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #65a

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Voices of Praise #93

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