FARLEY CASTLEComposer: Henry Lawes (1638)
Published in 12 hymnals
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|Composer:||Henry Lawes (1638)|
Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;
Here would I touch and handle things unseen;
Here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,
And all my weariness upon Thee lean.
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Filled with the Spirit's power, with one accord
the infant church confessed its risen Lord.
O Holy Spirit, in the church today
again your power of fellowship display.
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Lord of all good, we bring our gifts to you;
use them your holy purpose to fulfill;
tokens of love and pledges they shall be
that our whole life is offered to your will.
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FARLEY CASTLE, composed by Henry Lawes (b. Dinton, Wiltshire, England, 1596; d. London, England, 1662), was first published in treble and bass parts as a setting for Psalm 72 in George Sandys's Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (1638). In the British tradition the tune is used as a setting for Horatius Bonar's communion hymn "Here, O My Lord, I See Thee," but now the tune is also often set to Peacey's text.
Lawes was a well-known composer, singer, and teacher in seventeenth-century England. His teaching career began with his appointment as music tutor to the daughters of the Earl of Bridgewater. Later he was a voice teacher to professional singers. In 1631 he was appointed musician in the court of Ring Charles I; he lost this position during Cromwell's reign but was reappointed at the Restoration. Lawes was known as a composer of some four hundred songs, many of which were used in stage productions. He and John Milton (PHH 136) collaborated on the famous masque Comus (1634). The writer of about twenty anthems, including one for the coronation of Charles II in 1660, Lawes also contributed tunes to George Sandys' Psalms (1638) and to Choice Psalms put into Musick for three Voices (1648), which he published with his brother. Lawes' tunes were reintroduced to modern hymnody when Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) included five of them in The English Hymnal (1906).
FARLEY CASTLE has a rather angular contour; its active harmony is suited to part singing. Use light accompaniment and a measured pace for this prayer hymn.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (7)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #315||Here, O my Lord, I see you face to face||Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face||Horatius Bonar, 1808-89||Henry Lawes, 1595-1662||10.10.10.10||FARLEY CASTLE||C Major||1993|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #483||Lord of all good, our gifts we bfing you now||Lord of All Good||Albert F. Bayly, 1901-84||Henry Lawes, 1595-1662||10.10.10.10||FARLEY CASTLE||C Major||1993|
|Common Praise #305||God is our song, and every singer blest||God Is Our Song||Fred Pratt Green (1903-)||Henry Lawes (1596-1662)||10.10.10.10||1 Kings 19:1-18; Psalm 62; Judith 15:12 - 16:13; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Revelation 5:1-14; 1 Kings 19:1-18; Psalm 62; Judith 15:12 - 16:13; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Revelation 5:1-14||FARLEY CASTLE||D Major||1998|
|Lutheran Service Book #631||Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face||Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face||Horatius Bonar, 1808-89||Henry Lawes, 1595-1662; Carl F. Schalk, b. 1929||10.10.10.10||John 6:35; John 6:51; John 6:58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 9:7-9||FARLEY CASTLE||C Major||English||2006|
|Lutheran Service Book #769||Eternal Spirit of the living Christ||Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ||Frank von Christierson, 1900-96||Henry Lawes, 1595-1662; Carl F. Schalk, b. 1929||10.10.10.10||Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 6:18; Luke 11:1-4; Luke 22:42||FARLEY CASTLE||D Major||English||2006|
|Lutheran Service Book #786||Lord of all good, our gifts we bring You now||Lord of All Good||Albert F. Bayly, 1901-84||Henry Lawes, 1595-1662||10.10.10.10||Romans 12:1; 1 Peter 4:10-11||FARLEY CASTLE||C Major||English||2006|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #417||Filled with the Spirit's power, with one accord||Filled with the Spirit's Power||John R. Peacey||Henry Lawes||10.10.10.10||John 17:21; Acts 2:2-3; Acts 4:32; Acts 4; Acts 2:3||FARLEY CASTLE||C Major||English||1987|