WYE VALLEY

Composer: James Mountain

James Mountain, 1844-1933 Born: Ju­ly 16, 1844, Leeds, York­shire, Eng­land. Died: June 27, 1933, Tun­bridge Wells, Kent, Eng­land. Mountain at­tend­ed Gain­ford Acad­e­my near Dar­ling­ton, Roth­er­ham Coll­ege, Not­ting­ham In­sti­tute, and Ches­hunt Coll­ege. He then be­came pas­tor at Great Mar­low, Buck­ing­ham­shire. Leav­ing the cler­ic­al field due to ill health, he con­duct­ed evan­gel­ism cam­paigns in Bri­tain (1874-82) and world­wide (1882-9). His works in­clude: Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, and Sac­red Songs for Miss­ions, Pray­er and Praise Meet­ings, 1876 --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: James Mountain (1876)
Meter: 6.5.6.5 D with refrain
Incipit: 11223 54422 31122
Key: F Major/G Major

Texts

Like a River Glorious

Like a river glorious is God's perfect peace,
over all victorious in its bright increase:
perfect, yet still flowing fuller every day;
perfect, yet still growing deeper all the way.

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Notes

James Mountain (b. Leeds, York, England, 1844; d. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, 1933) composed WYE VALLEY for Havergal's text ("Like a river glorious") on one of his first preaching tours through Britain. Throughout his life Mountain was influenced by the Countess of Huntington and her following of evangelical Pietists in the Anglican Church. He was trained at the Pietist Rotterham College and later served the Countess's church in Tunbridge Wells (1889-1897). Strongly influenced by Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey's (PHH 73) evangelistic tour of England, Mountain followed their example and did evangelistic work from 1874 to 1889, both in England and abroad. Later he became a Baptist and founded St. John's Free Church in Tunbridge Wells. Mountain wrote a number of devotional works as well as hymns and hymn tunes. Mountain also imitated Sankey's musical style. Assisted by Frances Havergal, he compiled Hymns of Consecration and Faith (1876), which included her text with the heading "Perfect Peace." WYE VALLEY is named for the district around the village of Wye, near Ashford in Kent. This relatively simple tune is marked by repeated melody tones. In fact, the refrain melody is a repeat of the latter half of the tune for the stanzas. Sing in harmony throughout in six long phrases rather than twelve short ones. Try singing unaccompanied on stanza 2. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #58
Text: Like a River Glorious
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #198
Text: At the Name of Jesus
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #208
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #300
Text: At the Name of Jesus
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3776
Text: Like a River Glorious
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #560
Text: Like a River Glorious
Worship and Rejoice #435
Text: Like a River Glorious

Instances

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50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #22TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #581
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #58TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #198TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #611
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #614Audio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #309TextFlexscorePage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #516Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #60TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #417
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #658
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #208Tune InfoScoreAudio
Glaubenslieder #218
Himnos de la Iglesia #41
Himnos de la Iglesia #303
Himnos de la Iglesia #341
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #331
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #392Text
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #539
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #463
Hymns of Faith #47TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #118TextPage Scan
Hymns to the Living God #315TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #699TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #582
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #343
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #492
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #560Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #549
Rejoice Hymns #550
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #15TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #74
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #493
Sing Joyfully #451TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #388Audio
Small Church Music #1718Audio
Songs for Suffering Saints: Thirty-two original hymns set to existing tunes #30
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #121
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #737Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #766TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #207
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #463
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #693
The Cyber Hymnal #300TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3776TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #315
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #494TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #419
The Worshiping Church #429
The Worshiping Church #594TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #592Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #699TextFlexscorePage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #435Text InfoScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #330Text
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