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WARRINGTON

Composer: Ralph Harrison

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Tune Information

Composer: Ralph Harrison (1784)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 55435 11271 32232
Key: A♭ Major

Texts

Give to Our God Immortal Praise

Jesus, where'er thy people meet

Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
does its successive journeys run,
his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

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Notes

WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has been used in a hymn!).

Harrison was educated at Warrington Academy (hence the tune title), a school associated with the Unitarian Church. He became an independent minister, spending most of his life serving the Cross Street Chapel in Manchester. He also taught classics at the Manchester Academy, a school he established, and published two volumes of church music entitled Sacred Harmony (1784, 1791), which include a number of his own psalm and hymn tunes.

Here are two suggestions for use of this hymn at a wedding: (a) bride and groom (or their representatives) sing a duet, alternating on stanzas 2 and 3; (b) bride and groom sing stanzas 2 and 3 in unison, and the congregation sings stanzas 1 and 4–possibly with this change in line 1 of stanza 4: “With all who hear this solemn vow. . . .” Better known tunes for this text are WINCHESTER NEW (593) and OLD HUNDREDTH (134 and 638).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #609
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1605
Text: Founded on Thee
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1796
Text: Give to Our God Immortal Praise
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4593
Text: Not to Condemn the Sons of Men
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4649
Text: Now That the Daylight Fills the Sky
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4747
Text: O Christ, Our Joy, to Whom Is Given
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4915
Text: O God, Thou Bottomless Abyss
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7851
Text: Exert Thy Power
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9749
Text: Arise, My Soul, Awake And Sing
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10727
Text: Disowned Of Heav'n, By Man Oppressed
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #191
Text: Hear Us, O People, Hear Our Plea
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 34 of 34)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #179Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #640aText
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #609ScoreAudio
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #470TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #474TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #415Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #434b
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #459TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #613aTextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #22a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #188
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #741
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #184
Hymns to the Living God #35TextPage Scan
Praises We Sing (2nd ed.) #12
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #191Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #347TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #294
Small Church Music #286Audio
Small Church Music #411Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1605TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1796TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4593TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4649TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4747TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4915TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7851TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9749TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10727TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #428
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #207
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #565
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #3TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #377TextPage Scan
Include 62 pre-1979 instances



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