NETTLETON

Composer: John Wyeth

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Composer: Asahel Nettleton

Nettleton, Asahel, D.D., a well-known Connecticut evangelist, was born at North Killingworth, Connecticut, April 21, 1783, and educated at Yale College, graduating in 1809. In 1811 he was licenced to preach, receiving ordination in 1817. He never settled as a pastor with any congregation, but preached in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York; in Virginia, 1827-28; and also in Great Britain in 1831. He died in 1843. His Memoirs, Sermons and Remains were published in 1844. Dr. Hatfield ascribes to him a hymn:— "Come, Holy Ghost, my soul inspire— This one great gift impart;" apparently on no other ground than that it appeared anonymously (as did many others) in his Village Hymns, in 1824, and has been trac… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Asahel Nettleton (1825)
Composer: John Wyeth
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Incipit: 32113 52235 65321
Key: D Major/E♭ Major
Source: Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, Harrisburg, 1813

Texts

Come, Thou Fount

Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
mount of God's redeeming love.

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Notes

The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions.

From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976):

"Nettleton first appeared as a two-part tune in John Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second (1813, p. 112), where it was named Hallelujah. In the Index it is identified as a new tune, and no composer's name is given. The tune has been attributed to some to Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844), a well-known evangelist of the early nineteenth century, who compiled Village Hymns (1825). However, this compilation contained no music, and there is no evidence that Nettleton wrote any tunes during his life . . . It is not known where the tune name first appeared or who was responsible for it." (pp. 53-54)

The Hymnal Companion to the Lutheran Book of Worship (1981) also notes George Pullen Jackson's observation that the tune is "one of a group related to the folk melody 'Go tell Aunt Tabby (Aunt Rhody, Aunt Nancy, etc.) her old grey goose is dead.'" (p. 519)

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #15
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #13
The Cyber Hymnal #1016
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
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The Cyber Hymnal #7336
Text: When the Storms of Life Surround Me
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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #2
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (SIB, Scorch)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #486
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #457
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
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Timeless Truths #587
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
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The United Methodist Hymnal #400
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Worship and Rejoice #68
Text: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Worship and Rejoice #93
Text: Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness
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Worship and Rejoice #541
Text: Church of God, Elect and Glorious
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Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 103)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #8TextPage Scan
ADORU, Ekumena Diserva Libro #421
African American Heritage Hymnal #175TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #187
Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship #618Text
Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship #762Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #15TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #507Audio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #98Text
Catholic Book of Worship III #474
Catholic Book of Worship III #582
Catholic Book of Worship III #583
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #295TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #669
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #687
Chalice Hymnal #16TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #294
Chalice Hymnal #606TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #13ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #484TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #339Page Scan
Come, Let Us Walk This Road Together: 43 songs from Africa #17Text
Common Praise (1998) #354TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #397TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #406
Community of Christ Sings #87
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #42TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #807TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #843TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #625Page Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #743
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #644
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #441Text InfoFlexScoreAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #475Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #17
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #686TextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #517a
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #19
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #28
Hymns of Faith #28TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #31
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #318
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #433
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #111Text
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #246TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #521TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #686TextPage Scan
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #42
Moravian Book of Worship #622TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #782TextPage Scan
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #22
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #685Page Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #35
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #355
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #4
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #811
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #47A
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #486Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #553
Rejoice in the Lord #449TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #19TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #334
Sing Joyfully #82TextPage Scan
Sing Justice! Do Justice! #19
Sing! A New Creation #37TextAudioPage Scan
Singing the Faith #494a
Singing the Faith #689
Singing the New Testament #147
Singing the New Testament #170
Small Church Music #236Audio
Small Church Music #705Audio
Songs for Suffering Saints: Thirty-two original hymns set to existing tunes #14
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #37Text
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #41aText
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #53Text
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #68Text
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #169
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #11TextPage Scan
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #293TextFlexScorePage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #13Page Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #68
The Cyber Hymnal #1016TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #3898ScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7336TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #2TextScorePage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #59
The New Century Hymnal #459
The United Methodist Hymnal #400TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #244Text
The Worshiping Church #45TextFlexScorePage Scan
Timeless Truths #587TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #457TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #39TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #571TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #559
Worship and Rejoice #68TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #93TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #541TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #577
Worship Together #10
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #535Page Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #76
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #127
Include 137 pre-1979 instances



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