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NETTLETON

Composer: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Anonymous
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 32113 52235 65321
Key: D Major/E♭ Major
Source: Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, Harrisburg, 1813; American melody
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
mount of God's redeeming love.

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Notes

The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions. From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976): "Nettleton first appeared as a two-part tune in John Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (1813, p. 112), where it was named Hallelujah. In the Index it is identified as a new tune, and no composer's name is given. The tune has been attributed to some to Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844), a well-known evangelist of the early nineteenth century, who compiled Village Hymns (1825). However, this compilation contained no music, and there is no evidence that Nettleton wrote any tunes during his life . . . It is not known where the tune name first appeared or who was responsible for it." (pp. 53-54) The Hymnal Companion to the Lutheran Book of Worship (1981) also notes George Pullen Jackson's observation that the tune is "one of a group related to the folk melody 'Go tell Aunt Tabby (Aunt Rhody, Aunt Nancy, etc.) her old grey goose is dead.'" (p. 519)

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #15
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #13
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1016
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7336
Text: When the Storms of Life Surround Me
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #11646
Text: Lord, A Vessel Thou Has Fashioned
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #486
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #457
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • 457-Come, thou fount of every blessing-MXL (MXL)
  • 457-Come, thou fount of every blessing-XML (XML)
Timeless Truths #587
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • Come_Thou_Fount_of_Every_Blessing.pdf (PDF)
  • Come_Thou_Fount_of_Every_Blessing.xml (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #400
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #68
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Worship and Rejoice #93
Text: Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #541
Text: Church of God, Elect and Glorious
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 118)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #8TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #187
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #295TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #669
Chalice Hymnal #294
Chalice Hymnal #606TextPage Scan
Community of Christ Sings #87
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #686TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #31
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #246TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #782TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #35
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #4
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #811
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #47A
Rejoice Hymns #553
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #19TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #334
Sing Joyfully #82TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #236Audio
Small Church Music #705Audio
Songs for Suffering Saints: Thirty-two original hymns set to existing tunes #14
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #169
The Christian Life Hymnal #13Page Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #68
The Liturgical Harp: a tunebook that brings together shapenote ensembles and church choirs #18
The New National Baptist Hymnal #14
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #457TextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #93TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship Together #10
Lutheran Service Book #686TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #484TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #743
The Cyber Hymnal #11646TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1016TextScoreAudio
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #644
The Cyber Hymnal #3898ScoreAudio
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #22
Common Praise (1998) #397TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #354TextFlexscorePage Scan
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #111Text
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #42
Singing the Faith #689
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #517a
Rejoice in the Lord #449TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #494a
Catholic Book of Worship III #582
Catholic Book of Worship III #583
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #618Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #474
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #406
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #392
Hymnal: A Worship Book #521
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #17
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #76
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #762Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #339Page Scan
Iona Abbey Music Book: songs from the Iona Abbey Worship Book #141
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #39TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #571TextAudio
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #843TextFlexscorePage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #521TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #486Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Sing! A New Creation #37TextAudioPage Scan
Singing the New Testament #147
Singing the New Testament #170
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #807TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #42TextPage Scan
Discipleship Ministries Collection #192
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #98Text
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #36TextPage Scan
Hymns to the Living God #253TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #59
The New Century Hymnal #459
Worship and Rejoice #541TextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #28TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #68TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #577
Hymnal Supplement 98 #876TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #559
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #13ScoreAudio
Adoru: ekumena diserva libro #421
Timeless Truths #587TextScoreAudio
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #19Text
The Worshiping Church #45TextFlexscorePage Scan
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #11Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #2TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #28
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #293TextFlexscorePage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #685Page Scan
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #127
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #244Text
Come, Let Us Walk This Road Together: 43 songs from Africa #17Text
African American Heritage Hymnal #175TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #625Page Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #535Page Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #108TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #599
Worship (4th ed.) #727
Worship (4th ed.) #735

Pages

Include 199 pre-1979 instances
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