PRINCE OF PEACE (Dykes)

PRINCE OF PEACE (Dykes)

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Published in 10 hymnals


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Composer: John Bacchus 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: PRINCE OF PEACE (Dykes)
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Incipit: 35312 31615 1232
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, good will to men,
from heaven's all-gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay,
to hear the angels sing.

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O Lord of Life, and Love, and Power

The morning purples all the sky

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4326
Text: The Morning Purples All the Sky
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The Cyber Hymnal #4326

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