LANGRAN

Composer: James Langran

Born: November 10, 1835, St. Pancras, London, England. Died: June 8, 1909, Tottenham, London, England. A pupil of John Calkin, Langran was tutored as organist at St. James’s Church, Edmonton (London). He then served as organist at St. Michael’s, Wood Green (June 1856); Holy Trinity, Tottenham (1859); Parish Church, All Hallows, Tottenham (1870); and St. Paul’s, Tottenham (1870-1909). He was also Instructor to the Training College for Schoolmistresses, Tottenham, from its foundation around 1880, and received a Bachelor of Music degree from Oxford in 1884. Sources: Hustad, p. 271 Nutter, p. 460 --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: James Langran (1862)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Incipit: 31235 43321 33252
Key: F Major or modal

Texts

Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face

Weary of earth, and laden with my sin

Weary of earth, and laden with my sin,
I look to heaven and long to enter in,
But there no evil thing may find a home:
And yet I hear a voice that bids me "Come."

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Notes

LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it in parts, perhaps unaccompanied on one or more stanzas.

Langran studied organ as a youth but did not receive his Bachelor of Music degree from Oxford until he was forty-nine years old. He had several organist positions–the longest was at St. Paul's Church, Tottenham, England, from 1870 to 1909. He also taught music at St. Katherine's Training College for Schoolmistresses (1878-1909). Music editor of the New Mitre Hymnal (1875), Langran composed around fifty hymn tunes and contributed several of them to early editions of Hymns Ancient and Modern.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #900
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1144
Text: Come Ye Yourselves Apart
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1654
Text: For This New Year
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3620
Text: Lead Us, O Father
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4612
Text: Not What I Am, O Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5309
Text: Our Sins, Our Sorrows
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5367
Text: O Thou Great Shepherd of Thy Chosen Race
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7178
Text: Weary of Earth, and Laden with My Sin
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #10190
Text: Hail To The King
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #74
Text: O God, Why Have You Cast Us All Away?

Instances

Instances (1 - 33 of 33)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
An Nou Chanté! : Let's Sing! #58
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #900Tune InfoScoreAudio
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #664aTextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #608a
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #422
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #521
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #406Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #290FlexScoreAudio
Moravian Book of Worship #421TextPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #261a
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #64A
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #74Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #549TextPage Scan
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #450
Singing the Faith #235
Small Church Music #383Audio
Small Church Music #387Audio
Small Church Music #3334Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #1144TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1654TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3620TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4612TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5309TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5367TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7178TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10190TextScoreAudio
The Worshiping Church #783TextFlexScore
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #516
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #459TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #511
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #527TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #365
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #394
Include 83 pre-1979 instances



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