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Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1868)
Published in 56 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

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 - 21 of 21)

Ancient and Modern #402


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1360

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Christian Worship #174

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Christian Worship #281

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Common Praise (1998) #420

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Common Praise #78

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Common Praise #450

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #591

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #88


Lutheran Service Book #494


Lutheran Service Book #583


Lutheran Worship #343

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #151

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #240b

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #414

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Rejoice in the Lord #431


Small Church Music #1884


The Cyber Hymnal #4027

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The New English Hymnal #132

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #373


TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #170e

Include 35 pre-1979 instances
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