ST. AGNES (Dykes)

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes

John Bacchus Dykes, Mus. Doc.; b. Kingston-upon-Hull, 1823; d. St. Leonard's 1876 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1866)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 33323 47155 53225
Key: A♭ Major/G Major or modal

Notes

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already engaged to Christ, to Him alone I keep my troth." The tune was published in John Grey's Hymnal for Use in the English Church (1866).

ST. AGNES is a simple tune, best sung in two long lines and in harmony. To encourage meditation on the text (as was the practice with its Latin original), consider having the congregation follow the text of stanza 2 ("No voice can sing") without singing, but simply listening to it as played by the organ.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #225
Text: Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #73
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The Cyber Hymnal #461
Text: Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread
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The Cyber Hymnal #604
Text: Bride of the Lamb, Awake, Awake
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The Cyber Hymnal #738
Text: Calm on the Listening Ear of Night
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The Cyber Hymnal #910
Text: Clothe Yourself with Humility
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The Cyber Hymnal #995
Text: Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
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The Cyber Hymnal #1470
Text: Father of Love
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The Cyber Hymnal #1876
Text: God of the Nations, Near and Far
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The Cyber Hymnal #2145
Text: Happy the Home When God Is There
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The Cyber Hymnal #2852
Text: I Know Not How That Bethlehem's Babe
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The Cyber Hymnal #3305
Text: Jesus, United by Thy Grace
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The Cyber Hymnal #3457
Text: Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
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The Cyber Hymnal #3961
Text: Lord, Thou in All Things Like Wast Made
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The Cyber Hymnal #4218
Text: My God! How Perfect Are Thy Ways!
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The Cyber Hymnal #4251
Text: 'Mid All the Traffic of the Ways
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The Cyber Hymnal #4581
Text: None Is Like God
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The Cyber Hymnal #4790
Text: O, for a Faith That Will Not Shrink
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The Cyber Hymnal #4983
Text: O Hope of Every Contrite Heart
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The Cyber Hymnal #5230
Text: Once More We Come Before Our God
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The Cyber Hymnal #6235
Text: Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #480
Text: Jesus, the Very Thought of You
The United Methodist Hymnal #175
Text: Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
The United Methodist Hymnal #445
Text: Happy the Home When God Is There
The United Methodist Hymnal #561
Text: Jesus, United by Thy Grace
Worship and Rejoice #420
Text: Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Instances

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #116TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #225TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #498TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #505TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #506TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #173TextImage
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #386Image
Celebration Hymnal #89TextImage
Celebration Hymnal #453Image
Chalice Hymnal #102Text
Chalice Hymnal #248Text
Chalice Hymnal #398Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #73AudioScore
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #373Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #560Text
Common Praise (1998) #85Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #278Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #754Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #910Image
Gather Comprehensive #840Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #818
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #279TextImageAudioFlexscore
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #629TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #316
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #343TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #510TextImage
Hymns for a Pilgrim People #64
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #478
Hymns of Faith #163TextImage
Les Chants du Pèlerin #12
Lutheran Service Book #554TextImage
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #126TextImage
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #310TextImage
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #480TextImageAudioScore
Rejoice in the Lord #359Text
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #241
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #269
Sing Joyfully #155TextImage
Sing Joyfully #170TextImage
Sing Joyfully #611TextImage
The Christian Life Hymnal #55
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #487
The Cyber Hymnal #461TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #604TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #738TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #910TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #995TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #1470TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #1876TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #2145TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #2852TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #3305TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #3457TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #3961TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #4218TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #4251TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #4581TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #4790TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #4983TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #5230TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #6235TextAudioScore
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #79
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #536
The New Century Hymnal #281Image
The New Century Hymnal #507Image
The New Century Hymnal #508Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #175TextImageAudioScore
The United Methodist Hymnal #445TextImageAudioScore
The United Methodist Hymnal #561TextImageAudioScore
The Worshiping Church #112TextImage
The Worshiping Church #298TextImage
The Worshiping Church #389TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #332TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #424TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #645TextImage
Worship and Rejoice #420TextImageAudioScore
Worship and Rejoice #607TextImage
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #142



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