LAUDS (Wilson)Composer: John Wilson (1967)
Published in 16 hymnals
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Audio files: MIDI
|Composer:||John Wilson (1967)|
|Incipit:||56161 23325 31251|
|Copyright:||© 1979, Hope Publishing Co.|
Holy Spirit, mighty God,
tune our ears to hear the Word;
open our hearts, convert our lives;
mold us strong, sound; make us wise.
Spritely and bright, LAUDS fits well with Seerveld's text. The melody features an effective tonal and rhythmic climax in the last phrase. Use light organ accompaniment to sing the tune in unison. Harmony singing works well too. Keep a dotted half note pu1se throughout. A descant by Wilson for this tune was also published in Hymns for Celebration and in the Agape (Hope Publishing Co.) Hymnal Supplement.
John W. Wilson (b. Bournville, Birmingham, England, 1905; d. Guildford, Surrey, England, 1992) composed LAUDS in 1967 to be published with James Montgomery's (PHH 72) text "Songs of Praise the Angels Sang" in the British Methodist supplemen¬tary hymnal Hymns and Songs (1969). The tune's name derives from the praise theme of that text. Ever since a 1972 hymn sing organized by the Royal School of Church Music, London, however, LAUDS has been associated with Brian A. Wren's (PHH 311) text "There's a Spirit in the Air." LAUDS was published with that text in the British collection Hymns for Celebration (1974). It was this latter combination that inspired Calvin Seerveld in 1983 to write another text about the Holy Spirit for this tune.
Wilson was a major force in the modern British "hymn explosion." After receiving an education in mathematics and physics at Cambridge University, he turned his attention to music and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. He was director of music at Charterhouse, a famous British school (1947-1965), and taught music at the Royal College of Music (1965-1980). Treasurer of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland from 1965 to 1990, he organized and directed the popular "Come and Sing" hymn festivals at Westminster Abbey. Wilson edited many British hymnals, including the Clarendon Hymn Book (1936) , Hymns for Church and School (1964), and, most extensively, the Methodist Hymns and Psalms (1983). In addition he contributed his editorial expertise to a number of hymnal supplements and his encouragement to various modern hymn authors and composers. His own tunes have been published in a variety of British and American hymnals. Wilson was honored as a Fellow of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada in 1985.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (16)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A New Hymnal for Colleges and School #53||There's a spirit in the air||Lauds||1992|
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #393||There's a Spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren||John Wilson||188.8.131.52||John 14:26||LAUDS||F Major||1991|
|Chalice Hymnal #257||There's a spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren||John Wilson||184.108.40.206||LAUDS||F Major or modal||1995|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #616||There's a spirit in the air||Brian Wren (b. 1936)||John Whitridge Wilson (1905-1992)||220.127.116.11||1 Corinthians 11:23-26; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Acts 2:4; Acts 2:46; Ephesians 5:18-20; John 1:14; John 3:8; John 13:34-35; Matthew 25:31-46||LAUDS||F Major or modal||2005|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #626||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892)||John Whitridge Wilson (1905-1992)||18.104.22.168||2 Corinthians 4:4-6; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Galatians 5:22; Galatians 5:25; John 4:14; Numbers 21:17; Romans 12:11-16; Romans 15:13||LAUDS||F Major or modal||English||2005|
|Gather Comprehensive #550||There's a spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren, b. 1936||John W. Wilson, b. 1905||22.214.171.124||Matthew 10:42; Matthew 25:31-46||LAUDS||F Major or modal||English||1994|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #245||There’s a spirit in the air||Brian Wren (born 1936)||John Wilson (born 1905)||126.96.36.199||LAUDS||F Major or modal||1987|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #433||There's a spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren||John W. Wilson||188.8.131.52||Matthew 10:40-42; Mark 9:40-41||LAUDS||F Major||English||1990|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #278||Holy Spirit, mighty God||Holy Spirit, Mighty God||Calvin Seerveld||John Wilson||184.108.40.206||1 Corinthians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 2||LAUDS||F Major||English||1987|
|Rejoice in the Lord #380||There's a spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren||John Wilson||220.127.116.11||John 14:16||LAUDS||F Major||English||1985|
|Renew! #95||Holy Spirit, mighty God||Holy Spirit, Mighty God||Calvin Seerveld||John W. Wilson||18.104.22.168||LAUDS||F Major||English||1995|
|Renew! #282||There's a spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren||John W. Wilson||22.214.171.124||LAUDS||F Major||English||1995|
|Songs for Life #192||There's a spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren||John W. Wilson||126.96.36.199||LAUDS||F Major||English||1995|
|The Worshiping Church #120||There's a spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren||John W. Wilson||188.8.131.52||Philippians 2; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Philippians 2:13; Acts 1:8; Genesis 28:16; Psalm 107:2; Matthew 25:40; 2 Corinthians 3||LAUDS||F Major||English||1990|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #582||There's a spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren||John Wilson||184.108.40.206||LAUDS||F Major or modal||1996|
|Worship and Rejoice #133||There's a spirit in the air||There's a Spirit in the Air||Brian Wren, 1936-||John W. Wilson, 1905-1992||220.127.116.11||Genesis 28:16; Philippians 2:13; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:8; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Matthew 25:40; Romans 1:16; Psalm 107:2; Acts 2:42-47||LAUDS||F Major or modal||2001|