MAITLAND (Allen)

Composer (attributed to): George Nelson Allen

George Nelson Allen (1812-1871), studied at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Oh and with Lowell Mason in Boston. Allen gave a strong musical foundation to Oberlin College in its earliest years; in addition to being Professor of Music he also served as Professor of Geology and Natural History, Secretary and Treasurer. In 1835 he compiled The Oberlin Social and Sabbath Hymn Book in which appeared his most well known tune MAITLAND (also known as CROSS AND CROWN or WESTERN MELODY) with the text "Must Jesus bear the cross alone?". This tune was adapted by Thomas A. Dorsey in 1938 for his hymn "Precious Lord, take my hand". He composed anthems and wrote some additional music for Isaac Woodbury's Oratorio "Absalom". He compiled a small 3" x… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer (attributed to): George Nelson Allen (1844)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 34551 32161 65513
Key: A♭ Major
Source: "Western melody" in Henry Ward Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855

Notes

PRECIOUS LORD, the tune Thomas Dorsey used for his most beloved hymn, "Precious Lord, take my hand", is an adaptation of MAITLAND. Sometimes Dorsey is shown as the composer, sometimes as the arranger or adapter of Allen's composition. MAITLAND is often attributed to Allen, but the earliest known source (Plymouth Collection, 1855) shows that Allen was the author/adapter of the text "Must Jesus bear the cross alone," not the composer of the tune, and the tune itself was printed without attribution for many years. MAITLAND is also sometimes attributed to the Oberlin Social and Sabbath School Hymn Book, which Allen edited, but this collection does not contain music. This tune originally appeared in hymnals and tune books as CROSS AND CROWN; the name MAITLAND appears as early as 1868.

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #475
Text: Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #494
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4389
Text: Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6002
Text: The Son Forsook the Father's Home
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7537
Text: When in the Night I Meditate
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7617
Text: The Wonders of Redeeming Love
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8169
Text: While Sinners Utter Boasting Words
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9489
Text: No Time
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9844
Text: My Savior, How Thy Soul Was Awed
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #9994
Text: Father, I Long, I Faint To See
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10315
Text: He Who On Earth As Man Was Known
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #7256
Text: Maga Jézus vitte (Jesus was on the tree)
  • PDF Melody (PDF)
Timeless Truths #309
Text: Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
  • Must_Jesus_Bear_the_Cross_Alone.sib (SIB, Scorch)
The United Methodist Hymnal #424
Text: Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone

Instances

Instances (1 - 69 of 69)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #471
African American Heritage Hymnal #554TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #456
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #475TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #243TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #450
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #400
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #505TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #628
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #494ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #451Text
Common Praise (1998) #509
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #773
Gather (3rd ed.) #955
Gather Comprehensive #874
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #847
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #834Text InfoAudio
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #434
Hymns of Faith #392TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #93
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #615
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #780
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #106
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #465Audio
Lutheran Service Book #739
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #789
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #374
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #405Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #404
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #16ATextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #493Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Rejoice Hymns #287
Rejoice Hymns #504
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #328
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #124Text
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #398
Sing Joyfully #494
Sing Joyfully #512TextPage Scan
Sing the Faith #2112
Small Church Music #1299Audio
Small Church Music #7256Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #13
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #673Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #684
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #413
The Cyber Hymnal #4389TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5607ScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6002TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7537TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7617TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8169TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9489TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9844TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9994TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10315TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #449TextPage Scan
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #463
The New Century Hymnal #472
The United Methodist Hymnal #424TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #474
The Worshiping Church #638
The Worshiping Church #658TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #309TextScoreAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #670
With One Voice #731
Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #800
Worship and Rejoice #500
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #178
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #309
Include 126 pre-1979 instances



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