Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons (1861)
Published in 43 hymnals

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Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons

Born: January 19, 1834, Canterbury, Kent, England. Died: June 29, 1905, Nottingham, England. Irons was a nephew of the brothers Stephen & George Elvey. He became a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral under T. E. Jones. After studying music under Stephen Elvey at Oxford, he was appointed organist at St. Columba’s College, a large public school at Rathfarnham, near Dublin, Ireland. He stayed there only a few months before being offered the position of organist at Southwell Minister. From Southwell, he went to Chester as assistant organist to Frederic Gunton. Three years later, he accepted an appointment at St. Andrew’s Church, Nottingham, where he remained until his death.  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons (1861)
Incipit: 13351 16551 32225
Key: E Major


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1250
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2618
Text: How Sad Our State by Nature Is!
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4556
Text: Now Let Our Cheerful Eyes Survey
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #636
Text: Heal Me, Hands of Jesus
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)


Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #684Text
Chalice Hymnal #504Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1250ScoreAudio
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #481Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #339TextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #475
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #247Text
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #457a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #569
Small Church Music #1916Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2618TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4556TextScoreAudio
Worship and Rejoice #636TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Include 30 pre-1979 instances