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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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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #637
Text: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
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Text: Swell the Anthem, Raise the Song
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Text: Thou, O Lord, Art God Alone
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Text: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #70

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African American Heritage Hymnal #194

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Ancient and Modern #282

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #636

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #372

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Chalice Hymnal #718

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #233

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Christian Worship #82

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Christian Worship #613

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #133

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #461

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Gather (3rd ed.) #634

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Gather Comprehensive #564

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Hymnal 1982 #290

Hymnal #94

Hymns and Psalms #355

Hymns and Psalms #781

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #285

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #286

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #98b

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Hymns of Faith #543

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Hymns of Promise #188

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Hymns to the Living God #299

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Lift Up Your Hearts #388

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Lutheran Worship #88

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Lutheran Worship #499

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Moravian Book of Worship #426

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Moravian Book of Worship #450

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #699

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #111

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Presbyterian Hymnal #551

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #505

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Rejoice Hymns #556

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Rejoice in the Lord #18

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Rejoice in the Lord #601

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Sing Joyfully #588

Singing the Faith #123

Singing the Faith #412

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Small Church Music #572

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Small Church Music #3983

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The New Century Hymnal #422

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The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #302

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The Worshiping Church #381

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