BOURBONComposer (attr.): Freeman Lewis (1825)
Published in 14 hymnals
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|Composer (attr.):||Freeman Lewis (1825)|
|Incipit:||51132 17111 13134|
|Source:||Columbian Harmony, 1825; Beauties of Harmony, Pittsburgh, 1814|
"Take up thy cross," the Saviour said,
"If thou wouldst My disciple be;
Take up thy cross with willing heart,
And humbly follow after Me."
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Unless the Lord the house shall build,
The weary builders toil in vain;
Unless the Lord the city shield,
The guards a useless watch maintain.
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A pentatonic (five-pitch) folk tune from the southern United States, BOURBON fits well with the penitential text of Psalm 38. The tune calls for unison singing, with accompaniment providing a firmly articulated rhythm. Like many pentatonic tunes, when unaccompanied it can be sung in canon after either one or two measures.
Included in Columbian Harmony (1825), BOURBON was credited there to Freeman Lewis (1780-1859) and set to "Twas on that Dark and Doleful Night," a text often attributed to Isaac Watts. The tune appeared in several other nineteenth-century songbooks, among them Hauser's Hesperian Harp (1848). The tune title presumably refers to the aristocratic French family whose descendants included Henry IV, Phillip V, and Charles III, and after which a Kentucky county is named.
The harmonization (1958) is by Louise McAllister (b. Louisville, KY, 1913; d. Richmond, VA, 1960). She spent her childhood in Louisville, where her father was a professor at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. In 1925, when her father began teaching at Union Theological Seminary, she moved to Richmond, Virginia, and lived there the rest of her life. A pianist, composer, teacher, and writer, McAllister attended the Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, and Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia. She published many piano compositions and harmonizations of folk-hymn melodies.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987
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|Instances (13)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Common Praise #172||Now let us all with one accord||Now Let Us All with One Accord||Gregory the Great (540-604); James Quinn, SJ (1919-)||John Leon Hooker (1944-)||22.214.171.124||Joel 2:1-2; Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:9-15; Luke 4:1-13; Joel 2:1-2; Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:9-15; Luke 4:1-13||BOURBON||f minor||1998|
|Common Praise #650||God's Spirit, as a rising gale||God's Spirit, As a Rising Gale||Alan Gaunt, 1935-||John Leon Hooker, 1944-||126.96.36.199||Genesis 1:1-5; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Joel 2:18-32; Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:1-11; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 3:1-22; Genesis 1:1-5; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Joel 2:18-32; Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:1-11; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 3:1-22||BOURBON||f minor||1998|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #667||"Take up your cross," the Savior said||Charles W. Everest, 1814-1877||188.8.131.52||BOURBON||f minor||English||2006|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #46||Unless the Lord the house shall build||Unless the Lord the House Shall Build (Psalm 127)||Freeman Lewis; John Leon Hooker||184.108.40.206||Psalm 127; Deuteronomy 28:1-14||BOURBON||f minor||English||2013|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #381||Arise, O Lord our God arise||Arise, O Lord Our God, Arise (Psalm 132)||Freeman Lewis; John Leon Hooker||220.127.116.11||Psalm 132||BOURBON||f minor||English||2013|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #718||Take up your cross the Savior said||Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said||Charles William Everest||Freeman Lewis; John Leon Hooker||18.104.22.168||Psalm 23:4; Matthew 10:38; Matthew 16:24-27; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:18-24; Luke 9:57-62; Luke 12:49-53; Luke 14:25-33; John 12:26; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; 1 Timothy 2:8-15; Hebrews 12:1-3; 1 Peter 2:21||BOURBON||f minor||2013|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #147||Now let us all with one accord||Gregory the Great, 540-604||Freeman Lewis, 1780-1859; Thomas Foster, b. 1938||22.214.171.124||BOURBON||A Flat Major||English||1985|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #675||Take up your cross, the Savior said||Charles William Everest, 1814-1877||Freeman Lewis, 1780-1859; John Leon Hooker, b. 1944||126.96.36.199||BOURBON||f minor||English||1985|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #238||Unless the Lord the house shall build||Unless the Lord the House Shall Build||Freeman Lewis; John Leon Hooker||188.8.131.52||Psalm 127||BOURBON||A Flat Major||English||1990|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #393||Take up your cross, the Savior said||Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said||Charles William Everest||Freeman Lewis; John Leon Hooker||184.108.40.206||Matthew 10:38; Luke 14:27||BOURDON||f minor||English||1990|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #38||Rebuke me not in anger, LORD||Rebuke Me Not in Anger, LORD||Helen Otte||Louise McAllister||220.127.116.11||Psalm 38||BOURBON||G Major||English||1987|
|The New Century Hymnal #225||It was a sad and solemn night||It Was a Sad and Solemn Night||Isaac Watts||Freeman Lewis; Louise McAllister, 1913-160||18.104.22.168||Mark 14:22-25; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26||BOURBON||f minor||1995|
|The Worshiping Church #655||"Take up your cross" the Savior said||"Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said||Charles W. Everest||Louisa McAllister||22.214.171.124||Matthew 16:24-25; Mark 8:34-35; Luke 9:23-24; Luke 14:27; Hebrews 12:2||BOURBON||e minor||English||1990|