WHITWORTH

WHITWORTH

Composer: Walter MacNutt (1967)
Published in 4 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Walter MacNutt

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Tune Information

Title: WHITWORTH
Composer: Walter MacNutt (1967)
Meter: 6.5.6.5 D
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1970, Waterloo Music Co., Ltd.

Texts

Father, Help Your People

Father, help your people in this world to build
something of your kingdom and to do your will.
Lead us to discover partnership in love;
bless our ways of sharing, and our pride remove.

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Servants of the Saviour

When in his own image God created man

Notes

Walter MacNutt (PHH 174) composed WHITWORTH in the mid-1960s when he was organist and choirmaster at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Toronto, Canada. Intended for an Epiphany processional, the tune was written for "Lo, the Pilgrim Magi." WHITWORTH was first published in the pamphlet Five Hymn Tunes (1970) and then included in The Hymn Book (1971) of the Canadian Anglican and United Church. The tune is named for Jack Whitworth, a long-time secretary at St. Thomas Church and a friend of MacNutt.

Stanley L. Osborne (PHH 395) says that this is "possibly the finest tune that MacNutt has written." This excellent melody invites unison singing, which should soar from inside a church building to far beyond the church walls. Use a strong organ registration to send this prayer on its way up to God.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Text InfoTune InfoTextAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #607

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #353

The Book of Praise #520

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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