MONKLANDAdapter: John Wilkes; Composer: John Antes (1790)
Published in 58 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
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|Composer:||John Antes (1790)|
|Incipit:||13534 56713 32176|
Praise, O praise our God and King!
Hymns of adoration sing;
For His mercies still endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.
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Songs of praise the angels sang,
Heaven with hallelujahs rang,
When Jehovahs work begun,
When He spake, and it was done.
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The tune MONKLAND has a fascinating if complex history. Rooted in a tune for the text "Fahre fort" in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) famous hymnal, Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), it then was significantly altered by John Antes (b. Frederick, PA, 1740; d. Bristol, England, 1811) in a Moravian manuscript, A Collection of Hymn Tunes (c. 1800). Antes was a missionary, watchmaker, business manager, and composer. Born near the Moravian community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, he was trained at the Moravian boys' school and later received religious education and further training as a watchmaker in Herrnhut, Germany. From 1770 to 1781 he served as a missionary in Egypt and from 1783 until his death was the business manager of the Moravian community in Fullneck, England. Although music was his avocation, Antes was a fine composer and musician. Among his compositions are a number of anthems, several string trios, and over fifty hymn tunes.
MONKLAND received its present shape at the hands of John Lees in another Moravian hymnal, Hymn Tunes of the United Brethren (1824). From there John Wilkes (b. England, date unknown; d. England, 1882) simplified it and introduced it to Henry W. Baker (PHH 342), who published it in the English Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861) to his own harvest-theme text, "Praise, O Praise Our God and King." Wilkes named the tune after the village where he was organist and Baker was vicar–Monkland–located near Leominster in Herefordshire, England. Wilkes died around 1882; he should not be confused with the better-known John Bernard Wilkes (1785-1869).
MONKLAND's well-designed melodic contour is a good match for the text. Sing the tune in parts, except on the refrain line, which is appropriately sung in unison.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (24)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #235||Songs of praise the angels sang||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang||James Montgomery||John Antes; John B. Wilkes||220.127.116.11||Ephesians 5:19||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||1991|
|Celebrating Grace Hymnal #317||Songs of praise the angels sang||Songs of Praise the Angels Sang||James Montgomery||John B. Wilkes||18.104.22.168||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||2010|
|Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #27||John Bernard Wilkes (1785-1869); John Antes||22.214.171.124||MONKLAND||135345671332176||2007|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #93a||Let us with a gladsome mind||Psalm 136||For his mercies aye endure||John Milton (1608-1674)||John Antes (1740-1811); John Bernard Wilkes (1785-1869)||7.7 with refrain||Psalm 136; Psalm 136||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||English||2005|
|Common Praise #398||Let us with a gladsome mind||Let Us with a Gladsome Mind||John Milton (1608-1674)||John Antes (1740-1811); John B. Wilkes (1785-1869)||126.96.36.199||Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 19; Psalm 136:1-9; Psalm 136:23-26; Psalm 145; Lamentations 3:23-33; Titus 3:4-7||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||1998|
|Esperanta Himnaro #6a||Laŭdu ĝoje Dion ni||Let us, with a gladsome mind||L. I. Gentle; John Milton||Monkland||English; Esperanto||1985|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #31||Let us with a gladsome mind||Let Us with a Gladsome Mind (Psalm 136)||for God's mercies shall endure||John Milton||John B. Wilkes||188.8.131.52||Psalm 136; Genesis 1:3; Psalm 136; Genesis 1:3; Psalm 63:3; Psalm 100:5; Psalm 106:1; Psalm 107:9; Psalm 107:31; Psalm 118:1-2; Psalm 118:29; Psalm 145:9; Psalm 146:6-9; James 1:17||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||English||2013|
|Hinário para o Culto Cristão #229||Louvem, com alegre som||Louvem, com Alegre Som||Sua graça Deus nos dá||John Milton; João Wilson Faustini||John Antes; John Wilkes||Psalm 136||MONKLAND||C Major||English; Portuguese||1991|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #389||Let us, with a gladsome mind||for his mercies may endure||John Milton, 1608-1674||John Antes, 1740-1811; John Bernard Wilkes, 1785-1869||184.108.40.206||Psalm 136||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||English||1985|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #23||Let us gladly with one mind||J. Milton (1608-1674); Michael Saward (born 1932)||J. Freylinghausen (1670-1739); J. B. Wilkes (1785-1869); C. S. Lang (1891-1971)||220.127.116.11||Psalm 136||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||1987|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #221||For the honor of our King||For the Honor of Our King (Psalm 45)||Martin Leckebusch||John Antes; John Wilkes||18.104.22.168||Psalm 45||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||2013|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #677||For the glories of God's grace||For the Glories of God's Grace||Marie J. Post||John Antes; John Wilkes||22.214.171.124||2 Corinthians 5:18-21||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||2013|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #244||Let us with a gladsome mind||Let Us with a Gladsome Mind||John Milton||John B. Wilkes||126.96.36.199||Psalm 136||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||English||1990|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #45A||For the honor of our King||For the Honor of Our King||Martin Leckebusch||John Antes; John Wilkes||188.8.131.52||Psalm 45||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||2012|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #136A||Let us with a gladsome mind||Let Us With Gladsome Mind||John Milton, 1608-1674; Marie J. Post||John Antes; John Wilkes||184.108.40.206||Psalm 136||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||2012|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #223||For the glories of God's grace||For the Glories of God's Grace||Marie J. Post||John Wilkes; John Antes||220.127.116.11||2 Corinthians 5; 2 Corinthians 5:21||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||English||1987|
|Rejoice in the Lord #136||Let us with a gladsome mind||Let Us with a Gladsome Mind||John Milton||John Wilkes||18.104.22.168||Psalm 136||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||English||1985|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #112||Let us with a gladsome mind||MONKLAND||1985|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #46||Let us, with a gladsome mind||Let Us, with a Gladsome Mind||for his mercies shall endure||John Milton, 1608-1674||John Antes, 1740-1811; John Wilkes, 1785-1869||22.214.171.124||Psalm 136; Psalm 145||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||1996|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #194||Morning glory, starlit sky||Morning Glory, Starlit Sky||W. H. Vanstone||John B. Wilkes; John Lees||126.96.36.199||1 Corinthians 13:7||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||English||1989|
|The Worshiping Church #59||Let us, with a gladsome mind||Let Us, with a Gladsome Mind||John Milton||John Antes; John Wilkes||188.8.131.52||Psalm 136; Isaiah 25:9||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||English||1990|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #233||À mon Dieu, je me confie||À mon Dieu, je me confie||Suzanne Bidgrain||John Antes; John Wilkes; John Lees; Craig Sellar Lang||184.108.40.206||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||French||1996|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #234||Let us with a gladsome mind||Let Us with a Gladsome Mind||John Milton||John Antes; John Wilkes; John Lees; Craig Sellar Lang||220.127.116.11||MONKLAND||B Flat Major||English||1996|
|Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #114||Lo, the earth is risen again||Monkland||1996|