Adapter: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams; OM 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores. He was also a collector of English folk music and song: this activity both influenced his editorial approach to the English Hymnal, beginning in 1904, in which he included many folk song arrangements set as hymn tunes, and also influenced several of his own original compositions. Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on 12 October 1872 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, where his father, the Reverend Arthur Vaughan Williams (the surname Vaughan Williams is an unhyphenated double-barrelled name of Welsh origin), was vicar. Following his father's death in 1875 he was taken by his mother, Margare… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Adapter: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Incipit: 12313 45655 171
Key: d minor
Source: Sussex folk melody
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press.; Tune and setting from the English Hymnal by permission of Oxford University Press.


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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #535Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #183Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #478TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #565TextImage
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #537
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #590