Surprised by Joy

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Source: Singing the Living Tradition #410
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Author: Erik Routley

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Text Information

First Line: Surprised by joy no song can tell
Title: Surprised by Joy
Author: Erik Routley (1976)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: © 1985 by Hope Publishing Company
Article: Hymn Interpretation by James Hart Brumm (from The Hymn)

Tune

O WALY WALY

O WALY WALY is a traditional English melody associated with the song "O Waly, Waly, gin love be bony," the words of which date back at least to Ramsay's Tea Table Miscellany (1724-1732), and as the setting for a folk ballad about Jamie Douglas. It is also well known in the Appalachian region of the…

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MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…

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