LYNGHAMComposer: Thomas Jarman (c. 1803)
Published in 14 hymnals
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Audio files: MIDI
|Composer:||Thomas Jarman (c. 1803)|
|Incipit:||13456 54343 1271|
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!
Sing, choirs of new Jerusalem,
your sweetest notes employ,
your sweetest notes employ
the paschal victory to hymn
in songs of holy joy,
in songs of holy joy,
in songs of holy joy!
LYNGHAM is a fuguing tune by Thomas Jarman (b. Clipston, Northamptonshire, England, 1776; d. Clipston, 1862), published in his Sacred Music (around 1803). Jarman was a tailor by vocation, but he much preferred his musical avocation. He composed many hymn tunes, which were published in seventeen collections, including The Northamptonshire Harmony (1826), as well as in The Wesleyan Methodist periodical. Jarman was a popular choral director at the Clipston Baptist Chapel and at music festivals in neighboring villages.
Typical of fuguing tunes, LYNGHAM begins chordally and then moves to imitative lines that require part singing as well as repetition of some of the textual phrases. The tune has also been effectively set to "Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing" (501).
The tune works well for choral singing and for congregational singing in parts. The rhythmic vitality of the music needs brisk organ accompaniment, but keep the accompaniment light as well as vigorous!
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987
|Instances (8)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|An American Christmas Harp #60||But let us join the cheerful song||Lingham||126.96.36.199||LINGHAM||2009|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #352b||O for a thousand tongues to sing||Charles Wesley (1707-1788)||Thomas Jarman (1782-1862)||188.8.131.52||Acts 3:6; Acts 3:8; Acts 3:16; Acts 3:19; Ephesians 1:7; Isaiah 35:5-6; John 5:25; John 9:1-12; John 11:38-44; John 20:31; Luke 4:18-19; Luke 7:11-16; Luke 24:47-48; Mark 8:22-26; Matthew 4:4; Matthew 9:33; Matthew 11:5; Matthew 12:22; Psalm 145:1-3; Psalm 145:10-12; Romans 8:6||DESERT (LYNGHAM)||F Major or modal||English||2005|
|Community of Christ Sings #92||O for a thousand tongues to sing||LYNGHAM||2013|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #219b||O for a thousand tongues to sing||C. Wesley (1707-1788)||T. Jarman (1782-1862)||LYNGHAM||G Major or modal||1987|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #404||Sing, choirs of new Jerusalem||Sing, Choirs of New Jerusalem||Fulbert of Chartres, early 11th cent.; Robert Campbell||Thomas Jarman||184.108.40.206||Genesis 3:15; 1 Corinthians 15||LYNGHAM||F Major||English||1987|
|Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #81||O for a thousand tongues to sing||O for a Thousand Tongues||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||Thomas Jarman||LYNGHAM||G Major or modal||English||1979|
|The Christian Life Hymnal #50||O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise||O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing||LYNGHAM||2006|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #271||Sing choirs of new Jerusalem||Sing, Choirs of New Jerusalem||Fulbert of Chartres, ca. 975-1028; Robert Campbell||Thomas Jarman||220.127.116.11 with repeat||1 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 2:14-15; Revelation 5:5; Revelation 12:10||LYNGHAM||F Major||English||1990|