Composer: Joseph Barnby (1887)
Published in 10 hymnals

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Composer: Joseph Barnby

Barnby was a composer, conductor and (like his father Thomas Barnby) an organist. He entered the choir of York Minster at age seven, and was an organist and choirmaster at twelve. In 1854 he went to London and entered the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied under Cipriani Potter and Charles Lucas. In 1856, he competed for the first Mendelssohn Scholarship. When the examinations were over, of the nineteen applicants, he was tied for first place with Arthur Sullivan. After a second test, Sullivan won. Barnby was organist at Mitcham, St. Michael’s, Queenhithe, and St. James’ the Less, Westminster, before he was appointed to St. Andrew’s, Wells Street, where he remained from 1863 to 1871, establishing the musical reputation of the… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Joseph Barnby (1887)
Incipit: 33333 55551 6465
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain


We come unto our fathers' God:

Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling-place

Across the sky the shades of night

Across the sky the shades of night
This Winter's eve are fleeting:
We deck Thine altar, Lord, with light,
In solemn worship meeting:
And as the year's last hours go by,
We lift to Thee our earnest cry.
Once more Thy love entreating.

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The Cyber Hymnal #4044
Text: Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place (Gill)
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The Cyber Hymnal #9585
Text: Lord, Thou Hast Been Thy People's Rest
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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Small Church Music #1233


The Cyber Hymnal #4044


The Cyber Hymnal #9585

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