Composer: William Hayes (1774)
Published in 7 hymnals

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Composer: William Hayes

William Hayes (26 January 1708 (baptised) – 27 July 1777) was an English composer, organist, singer and conductor. Hayes was born in Gloucester. He trained at Gloucester Cathedral and spent the early part of his working life as organist of St Mary’s, Shrewsbury (1729) and Worcester Cathedral (1731). The majority of his career was spent at Oxford where he was appointed organist of Magdalen College in 1734, and established his credentials with the degrees of B.Mus in 1735 and D.Mus in 1749. (He was painted by John Cornish in his doctoral robes around 1749.) In 1741 he was unanimously elected Professor of Music and organist of the University Church. He presided over the city’s concert life for the next 30 years, and was instrumental i… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William Hayes (1774)
Incipit: 17651 23321 17
Key: G Major


Thou hidden Love of God, whose height

Behold the Lamb of God, who bears the sins of all the world away

Give Ear, O Earth, Attend My Songs

Give ear, O earth, attend my songs;
you heavens, hear where praise belongs.
I will proclaim God's holy name
and praise our LORD's majestic reign.
God is the Rock whose ways are just,
the covenant LORD in whom we trust.

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See PHH 85 for information on NEW 113TH and William Hayes. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #85
Text: LORD, You Have Lavished on Your Land
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #157
Text: Give Ear, O Earth, Attend My Songs
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  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)


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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #85Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #157Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Small Church Music #2721Audio
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