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THE GOLDEN CHAIN

THE GOLDEN CHAIN

Composer: Joseph Barnby (1887)
Published in 12 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Joseph Barnby

Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barby showed his musical genius early: he was an organist and choirmaster at the age of twelve. He became organist at St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he developed an outstanding choral program (at times nicknamed "the Sunday Opera"). Barnby introduced annual performances of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in St. Anne's, Soho, and directed the first performance in an English church of the St. Matthew Passion. He was also active in regional music festivals, conducted the Royal Choral Society, and composed and edited music (mainly for Novello and Company). In 1892 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. His compositions in… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: THE GOLDEN CHAIN
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1887)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Incipit: 33333 55551 6465
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

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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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4044
Text: Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place (Gill)
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9585
Text: Lord, Thou Hast Been Thy People's Rest
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
Page Scan

Complete Mission Praise #724

Audio

Small Church Music #1233

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4044

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9585

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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