Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1868)
Published in 54 hymnals

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Composer: Henry Thomas Smart

Henry Smart; London; b. 1813; d. 1879 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1868)
Incipit: 15123 43251 23432
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REX GLORIAE for this text; the hymn was published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Stanley L. Osborne (PHH 395) suggests that Smart initially intended REX GLORIAE as a tune for children. Derived from the topic of Wordsworth's text, the tune's name means “King of Glory.” A festive tune, REX GLORIAE is in rounded bar form (AABA). Sing in unison and use vigorous accompaniment bordering on marcato. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1360
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4027
Text: Lift the Strain of High Thanksgiving
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #414
Text: See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 20 of 20)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #402Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1360ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #174TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #281TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #420TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #78Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #450Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #591TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #88
Lutheran Service Book #494Text
Lutheran Service Book #583Text
Lutheran Worship #343Text
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #151
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #240b
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #414Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #431TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1884Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #4027TextScore
The New English Hymnal #132TextPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #170eTextAudio
Include 34 pre-1979 instances
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