Composer: William Hayes
Published in 13 hymnals

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Composer: William Hayes

William Hayes (26 January 1708 (baptised) – 27 July 1777) was an English composer, organist, singer and conductor. Hayes was born in Gloucester. He trained at Gloucester Cathedral and spent the early part of his working life as organist of St Mary’s, Shrewsbury (1729) and Worcester Cathedral (1731). The majority of his career was spent at Oxford where he was appointed organist of Magdalen College in 1734, and established his credentials with the degrees of B.Mus in 1735 and D.Mus in 1749. (He was painted by John Cornish in his doctoral robes around 1749.) In 1741 he was unanimously elected Professor of Music and organist of the University Church. He presided over the city’s concert life for the next 30 years, and was instrumental i… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William Hayes
Meter: 8.8.6 D
Incipit: 13516 44323 45671
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain


We sing of God, the mighty source

Lord of the Church, we humbly pray

Lord of the Church, we humbly pray
For those who guide us in Thy way,
And speak Thy holy word;
With love divine their hearts inspire,
And touch their lips with hallowed fire,
And needful strength afford.

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O Love Divine, How Sweet Thou Art


The Cyber Hymnal #11645
Text: We Sing Of God, The Mighty Source
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Small Church Music #1426
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