SHEFFIELD (ENGLISH)Published in 6 hymnals
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|Incipit:||51512 32345 13217|
|Notes:||SHEFFIELD (ENGLISH) is the tune name applied to the tune originally found with the martial text "The British Grenadiers", whose first stanza is "Some talk of Alexander, and some of Hercules, / Of Hector and Lysander, and such great names as these, / But of all the world's brave heroes, there's none that can compare, / With a tow, row, row, row, row, row to the British Grenadier." The use of this tune in a sacred context appears to have originated with the Northern (now American) Baptists and the Disciples of Christ, whose jointly published hymnal Christian Worship (1941) set it as the tune of "Hail to the Lord's Anointed".|
Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
great David's greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Tune name||First Line||Composer||Meter||Incipit||Key||Source|
|African American Heritage Hymnal #187||SHEFFIELD||Hail to the Lord's Anointed||7 6 7 6 D||G Major|
|Celebrating Grace Hymnal #98||SHEFFIELD||Hail to the Lord's annointed||184.108.40.206 D||F Major||English melody, 17th cent.|
|Chalice Hymnal #140||SHEFFIELD||Hail to the Lord's anointed||76.76D||G Major|
|Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1176||SHEFFIELD (ENGLISH)||220.127.116.11||51512 32345 13217||English Traditional|
|Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #232||SHEFFIELD||Hail to the Lord's Anointed||7 6 7 6 D||F Major|