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lancecornea



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:51 am    Post subject: Hymn Tune Required Reply with quote

There's a hymn 'Lord, thou hast brought us to our journey’s end' which is often sung at the end of school term in place of the more popular 'Lord dismiss us with thy blessing'

Lord, thou hast brought us to our journey’s end;
Once more to thee our thankful prayers ascend;
Once more we stand to praise thee for the past;
Grant prayer and praise be honest at the last.

The words were written by C.A.Alington, a former Headmaster of Eton College.
Quite clearly the meter is 10.10.10.10 (Iambic) but can anyone tell me the correct tune for these words?

Lance
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diapason8



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lance,

I can't find anything in my many hymnbooks at home, but, in one of the churches I play for, there's a copy of the Public School Hymnbook. I'm not up there for a fortnight or so, but I'll look when I can.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Nigel! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI lance,

I've just had choir practice at Sampford Arundel. I only play there once a month. I found a copy of a book called 'Hymns for Church and School'. This is published by Novello and a note inside the cover says that it is the 4th edition of 'The Public School Hymn Book'. This edition was published in 1964.

Your hymn is no 345. There are two tunes set. The first is 'Longwood' by Joseph Barnby. There is a descant by Leonard Blake. The second tune is 'Magda' by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The words are, as you say in your OP, by C.A. Alington (1872-1955) and the hymn is suggested for 'End of Term (Evening).

Hope this helps. I can scan and send the tunes if you can't find them.

Regards,

Nigel
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nigel

Thank you for your detective work in finding the hymn tunes. I'm not familiar with either tune. I see that both appear in the Scottish Psalter and Church Hymnary, but I would appreciate a scan of Longwood particularly with the Blake descant. You can use my PM address.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Problems. I've got a hectic 24 hours coming up, but will then get them online. Can you pm me with your emal as I've had computer problems and have moved to another machine.

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