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NORTH PETHERTON

Composer: William H. Harris, 1883-1973

Sir William Henry Harris KCVO (28 March 1883 - 6 September 1973) was an English organist and composer, affectionately nicknamed 'Doc H' by his choristers. Harris was born in Fulham, London and died in Petersfield. He was a chorister of Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill. At the age of 14, he took up a "flexible" position as Assistant Organist at St David's Cathedral in Wales, followed at 16 by a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he was Professor of Organ and Harmony from 1921 to 1955. He was organist at St Augustine's Church, Edgbaston from 1911 to 1919 and concurrently of Assistant Organist at Lichfield Cathedral followed in 1919 by becoming Organist successively at New College and in 1929 Christ Church, Oxford, moving to St. George… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: NORTH PETHERTON
Composer: William H. Harris, 1883-1973
Meter: 6.6.11 D
Key: A Major
Copyright: © Oxford University Press

Texts

Come Down, O Love Divine

Come down, O Love divine,
seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

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Make us your prophets, Lord

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Text

Ancient and Modern #238b

Audio

Common Praise #175b

Singing the Faith #665

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