ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR (Elvey)

Composer: George J. Elvey

Sir George Job Elvey; b. 1816, Canterbury, England; d. 1893, Windlesham, Surrey Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: George J. Elvey (1856)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Incipit: 33531 23335 31233
Key: G Major

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Come, ye thankful people, come

Come, ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
for our wants to be supplied;
come to God's own temple, come,
raise the song of harvest home.

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George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern. ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR is named after the chapel in Windsor, England, where Elvey was organist for forty-seven years. This serviceable Victorian tune is held together by the rhythmic motive of the opening phrase. Sing the opening stanzas in parts, but sing the prayer of stanza 4 in unison. Use of the descant by C. S. Lang (PHH 253) with stanza 4 may suggest a foretaste of heaven's glory. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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