FOREST GREEN

Tune Information

Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Incipit: 51112 32345 34312
Key: F Major or modal
Source: English Traditional Melody
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

O little town of Bethlehem

All Beautiful the March of Days

I sing th'almighty power of God

We sing the mighty power of God
that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad
and built the lofty skies.
We sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at his command,
and all the stars obey.

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Notes

FOREST GREEN is an English folk tune associated with the ballad "The Ploughboy's Dream." Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) turned FOREST GREEN into a hymn tune for The English Hymnal (1906), using it as a setting for "O Little Town of Bethlehem."

Shaped in rounded bar form (AABA), FOREST GREEN has the cheerful characteristics of folk tunes. Those characteristics help to support the humanness of this text: We are to be the children (folk) of God! Sing in unison or in harmony, but given the tune's many eighth notes, do not rush. Congregations used to certain rhythmic patterns in hymn tunes will be challenged by the new rhythms at the transition from line 3 to line 4; accompanists should give leadership there.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #154
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The Cyber Hymnal #89
Text: All Beautiful the March of Days
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The Cyber Hymnal #998
Text: Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above
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The Cyber Hymnal #3054
Text: I Sing the Mighty Power of God
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The Cyber Hymnal #4895
Text: O God of Love, Grant Us Your Peace
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The Cyber Hymnal #5133
Text: O Lord of Life
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The Cyber Hymnal #5339
Text: O Spirit of the Living God (Tweedy)
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The United Methodist Hymnal #152
Text: I Sing the Almighty Power of God
The United Methodist Hymnal #539
Text: O Spirit of the Living God
The United Methodist Hymnal #709
Text: Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above
Worship and Rejoice #540
Text: Two Thousand Years Since Bethlehem
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Worship and Rejoice #570
Text: As Saints of Old Their First-fruits Brought
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The Cyber Hymnal #89TextScoreAudio
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The New Century Hymnal #110Page Scan
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The New English Hymnal #32
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The United Methodist Hymnal #539TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
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The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #131
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