SMART (Smart)

SMART (Smart)

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Published in 2 hymnals


Composer: Henry Thomas Smart

Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-known). Smart gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. Organist in a number of London churches, including St. Luke's, Old Street (1844-1864), and St. Pancras (1864-1869), Smart was famous for his extemporiza¬≠tions and for his accompaniment of congregational singing. He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. Fascinated by organs as a youth… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: SMART (Smart)
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7
Incipit: 15135 43234 56233
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Who is this that comes from Edom, All his raiment stained with blood

Who is this that comes from Edom,
All His raiment stained with blood,
To the slave proclaiming freedom,
Bringing and bestowing good;
Glorious in the garb He wears,
Glorious in the spoils He bears?

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Through the day thy love has spared us

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