VEXILLUM

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart

Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-known). Smart gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. Organist in a number of London churches, including St. Luke's, Old Street (1844-1864), and St. Pancras (1864-1869), Smart was famous for his extemporiza¬≠tions and for his accompaniment of congregational singing. He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. Fascinated by organs as a youth… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: VEXILLUM
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1868)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11.11
Incipit: 34551 53452 31235
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

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God Hath Sent His Angels to the Earth Again

God hath sent his angels to the earth again,
Bringing joyful tidings to the sons of men;
They who first, at Christmas, thronged the heavenly way,
Now beside the tomb-door, sit on Easter Day.

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The Church Hymnary #571

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #600

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The Hymnal for Schools #205

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The Hymnal #557

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The Institute Hymnal #188

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The Methodist Hymnal #384

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The Scottish Hymnal #424

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