Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Published in 92 hymnals

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Composer: John Bacchus Dykes

As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ST. CUTHBERT (Dykes)
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Incipit: 11123 44351 33454
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #973
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #5448
Text: Our Blest Redeemer, ere He Breathed
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #602


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #973

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #158

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Common Praise #193

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #543

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Complete Mission Praise #548

Hymns and Psalms #312

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #241a

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #180


Small Church Music #314


The Cyber Hymnal #5448

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #476

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #152

Include 79 pre-1979 instances
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