COMMENDATIO

COMMENDATIO

Composer: John B. Dykes (1868)
Published in 6 hymnals


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Composer: John B. Dykes

As a young child John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) took violin and piano lessons. At the age of ten he became the organist of St. John's in Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. After receiving a classics degree from St. Catherine College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. In 1849 he became the precentor and choir director at Durham Cathedral, where he introduced reforms in the choir by insisting on consistent attendance, increasing rehearsals, and initiating music festivals. He served the parish of St. Oswald in Durham from 1862 until the year of his death. To the chagrin of his bishop, Dykes favored the high church practices associated with… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: COMMENDATIO
Composer: John B. Dykes (1868)
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Incipit: 33323 42172 11412
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

And now, beloved Lord, thy soul resigning

Father, in Thy mysterious presence kneeling (Johnson)

Now, when the dusky shades of night retreating

Now, when the dusky shades of night, retreating
Before the sun's red banner, swiftly flee;
Now, when the terrors of the dark are fleeting,
O Lord, we lift our thankful hearts to thee.

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #173
Text: And Now, Belovèd Lord, Thy Soul Resigning
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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
Audio

Small Church Music #6670

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The Church Hymnary #65

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The Cyber Hymnal #173

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #460

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #8a

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #268

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