O WALY WALY

Adapter: Hal Hopson

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Tune Information

Adapter: Hal Hopson (1972)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: © 1972 Hope Publishing Company

Notes

O WALY WALY is a traditional English melody associated with the song "O Waly, Waly, gin love be bony," the words of which date back at least to Ramsay's Tea Table Miscellany (1724-1732), and as the setting for a folk ballad about Jamie Douglas. It is also well known in the Appalachian region of the United States.

Hal H. Hopson (b. White Mound, TX, 1933) adapted and arranged O WALY WALY as an anthem in 1971 for his setting of 1 Corinthians 13, "Gift of Love"; his version became known as GIFT OF LOVE. That copyrighted version of the tune can be sung in canon after one measure, especially on the "refrain" stanzas (2 and 4) and ideally by the choir or by a small part of the congregation, somewhat in the manner of a descant. Keep the phrases moving to help create four lines instead of eight choppy phrases. In fact, the tune has a difficult time when not sung in canon; more recent hymnals have begun publishing this tune in triple meter, contrary to the publisher's request, in order to avoid the long-held notes. (The Companion to the United Methodist Hymnal noted that their committee's request for permission to use triple meter was denied, but that "in an assertion of free will over predestination, The Presbyterian Hymnal, 1990, included the text with a triple-meter form of the tune," p. 636.)

Hopson was educated at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He served various churches in the Nashville area as organist and choir director. He has also taught at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, and Scarritt Graduate School, Nashville, Tennessee. Over eight hundred of Hopson's hymn tunes and keyboard and choral compositions have been published. He takes an active role in many conferences and music clinics and was a major contributor to the Presbyterian Psalter (1994).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1768
Text: The Gift of Love
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #219
Text: As Moses Raised the Serpent Up
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Small Church Music #171
Text: When I survey the wondrous cross
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Worship and Rejoice #275
Text: An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare
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Worship and Rejoice #397
Text: The Gift of Love
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Worship and Rejoice #612
Text: When Love Is Found
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Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #522TextPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #165Text
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #297b
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #717
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #423TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #235Text
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #485
Catholic Book of Worship III #629
Catholic Book of Worship III #630
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #290
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #440TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #524Text
Chalice Hymnal #368
Chalice Hymnal #385Text
Chalice Hymnal #499TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #526TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #498TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #234Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #527
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #695Text
Common Praise (1998) #541
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #127bPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #130
Community of Christ Sings #45
Community of Christ Sings #589aTune Info
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #574TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #644Text
Gather (3rd ed.) #765
Gather (3rd ed.) #885
Gather (3rd ed.) #966
Gather (3rd ed.) #989Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #698TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive #865TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive #894Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #665
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #690Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #786
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #856
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #877Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #202Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #302Text InfoAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #847Text InfoAudio
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #594
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #292
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #82
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #147bText
Hymns of Truth & Light #68
Hymns of Truth & Light #69
Hymns of Truth & Light #76
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #35
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #814
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #820b
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #589
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #316TextFlexScore
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #674FlexScoreAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #904FlexScoreAudio
Lutheran Service Book #595
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #618Page Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #788Page Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #792Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #94Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #335TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #219Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice Hymns #292
Rejoice in the Lord #568Text
Renew! #132
Renew! #155TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #397
Sing Joyfully #126TextPage Scan
Sing the Faith #2027
Sing the Faith #2076
Sing the Faith #2283
Sing! A New Creation #204Audio
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #278
Singing the Faith #287b
Singing the Faith #569
Singing the Faith #607
Singing the Faith #746
Singing the New Testament #71
Small Church Music #171Audio
Small Church Music #7009Audio
Songs for Life #165
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #10Text
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #17bText
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #45aText
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #61aText
Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #75aText
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #321Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #474
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #581
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #587
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #700
The Cyber Hymnal #1768TextScoreAudio
The Faith We Sing #2027Text
The Faith We Sing #2076
The Faith We Sing #2283
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #401
The New Century Hymnal #362TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #363Text
The New English Hymnal #423b
The United Methodist Hymnal #408TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #643TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #145Text
The Worshiping Church #392TextFlexScorePage Scan
The Worshiping Church #499TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #593TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #597Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #372TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #489Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #490TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #632
With One Voice #749Text
Worship and Rejoice #275TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #397TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #612TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #682TextAudioPage Scan
Worship and Song #3051
Worship and Song #3124
Worship and Song #3157
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #223
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #710
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #745
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #236
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #341
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #343
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