MARION (Messiter)

Composer: Arthur Henry Messiter

Arthur H. Messiter (b. Frome, Somersetshire, England, 1834; d. New York, NY, 1916) composed MARION for this text in 1883 and named it after his wife. The tune was published in the Hymnal with Music as Used in Trinity Church (1893), a hymnal compiled by Messiter during his long term of service as organist/ choirmaster at Trinity Church (Episcopal) in New York City (1866-1897). Educated by private tutors in England, Messiter immigrated to the United States in 1863 and had an active musical career in Philadelphia, which included an organist position at St. James the Less. At Trinity Church in New York City, he modeled with distinction the British cathedral tradition of music. Messiter was an editor of the Episcopal Hymnal (1893), compiled t… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Arthur Henry Messiter (1883)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Incipit: 15321 23331 23455
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

Rejoice, O pure in heart,
rejoice, give thanks, and sing;
your festal banner wave on high,
the cross of Christ your King.

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Notes

Arthur H. Messiter (b. Frome, Somersetshire, England, 1834; d. New York, NY, 1916) composed MARION for this text in 1883 and named it after his wife. The tune was published in the Hymnal with Music as Used in Trinity Church (1893), a hymnal compiled by Messiter during his long term of service as organist/ choirmaster at Trinity Church (Episcopal) in New York City (1866-1897).

Educated by private tutors in England, Messiter immigrated to the United States in 1863 and had an active musical career in Philadelphia, which included an organist position at St. James the Less. At Trinity Church in New York City, he modeled with distinction the British cathedral tradition of music. Messiter was an editor of the Episcopal Hymnal (1893), compiled the Psalter (1889) and Choir Office Book (1891), and wrote a musical history of Trinity Episcopal Church, New York (1906).

A short-meter tune, MARION is distinguished by an appealing melodic contour and an effective refrain line. Sing stanzas 1-4 in harmony and the final, doxological stanza in unison. The refrain would benefit from the use of a descant. Do not rush! Though MARION is the preferred tune for congregational singing of this text, choir directors may want to consider using Richard Dirksen's anthem on his VINEYARD HAVEN tune (163) for choral festivals.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #39
Text: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #28
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #134
Text: Ascribe to the Lord Our God
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5310
Text: O Seek the Lord in Prayer
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5747
Text: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #561
Text: Rejoice, O Pure in Heart
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #160
Text: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #113
Text: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

Instances

Instances (1 - 54 of 54)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #537TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #463
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #39TextFlexScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #226Audio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #578TextFlexScorePage Scan
Break Forth in Joyous Song: a collection of hymns and liturgical songs #22
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #312TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #357
Chalice Hymnal #15Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #28ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #540TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #873TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #365Text InfoAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #804Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #230
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #556TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #388
Hymns of Faith #15TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #9Page Scan
Hymns of Truth & Light #29
Hymns to the Living God #62Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #353TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #813TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #455TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #786TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #17
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #145TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #561Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #568
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #27
Sing Joyfully #111TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #690Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #169Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #24
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #478
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #496
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #826a
The Cyber Hymnal #134TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5310ScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5747TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #562TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #55
The New National Baptist Hymnal #11
The United Methodist Hymnal #74bTextFlexScore
The United Methodist Hymnal #160TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #821Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #228Text
The Worshiping Church #34TextFlexScorePage Scan
The Worshiping Church #318TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #604TextFlexScorePage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #824b
Worship and Rejoice #113TextScoreAudio
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #447
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #130
Include 67 pre-1979 instances



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