|Composer:||V. Earle Copes (1963)|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 1963 by Abingdon Press. Used by permission.; Tune © 1963, Abingdon Press. Used by permission|
GENEVAN 12 (or DONNE SECOURS, see 12) was the tune originally selected for the text for singing at the Evanston Assembly. That tune is set to the Harkness text in many hymnals.
V. Earle Copes (PHH 302) composed VICAR in 1963 as a setting for Harkness's text for inclusion in the American Methodist Hymnal of 1966. The tune is named for the composer's father, Archie Vicar Copes (usually called by his middle name).
VICAR is a vigorous unison tune with distinctive rhythms and a colorful harmonization, and is representative of what Erik Routley (PHH 31) called the "clean-limbed" style. Organists should favor the soprano line to support this fervent prayer. Try having the choir's sopranos sing the tenor line an octave higher as a descant on stanza 5.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 15 of 15)||Tune name||First Line||Composer||Meter||Incipit||Key||Source|
|Chalice Hymnal #55||VICAR||O God of ev'ry shining constellation||V. Earle Copes||11 10.11 10||D Major|
|Chalice Hymnal #71||VICAR||Your love, O God, is broad like beach and meadow||V. Earle Copes||11 10.11 10||D Major|
|Chalice Hymnal #538||VICAR||Hope of the world, O Christ of great compasssion||V. Earle Copes||11 10.11 10||D Major|
|Community of Christ Sings #29||VICAR||Hope of the world, O Christ of great compassion|
|Discipleship Ministries Collection #23||VICAR||Hopeless to help in this violence, this crisis||V. Earle Copes||126.96.36.199||E♭ Major|
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #209||VICAR||Hope of the world, thou Christ of great compassion||V. Earle Copes, 1921 -; Rosalee Elser, 1925 -||188.8.131.52.||E♭ Major|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #297||VICAR||O Lord of every shining constellation||V. Earle Copes||184.108.40.206||D Major|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #524||VICAR||Hope of the world, O Christ of great compassion||V. Earle Copes||11 10 11 10||D Major|
|Rejoice in the Lord #31||VICAR||O Lord of ev'ry shining constellation||V. Earle Copes||220.127.116.11||E♭ Major|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #178||VICAR||Hope of the world, thou Christ of great compassion||V. Earle Copes||11 10.11 10||E♭ Major|
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #343||VICAR||[Hope of the world, thou Christ of great compassion]||V. Earle Copes; Charles H. Webb||E♭ Major|
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #189||VICAR||Hope of the world||V. Earle Copes||E♭ Major|
|The Worshiping Church #434||VICAR||Hope of the world, O Christ of great compassion||V. Earle Copes||18.104.22.168.||D Major|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #594||VICAR||Hope of the world, thou Christ of great compassion||V. Earle Copes||22.214.171.124.||D Major|
|Worship and Rejoice #404||VICAR||Hope of the world, O Christ of great compasssion||V. Earle Copes, 1921-||126.96.36.199.||D Major|