ST. BRIDEComposer: Samuel Howard (1762)
Published in 61 hymnals
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|Composer:||Samuel Howard (1762)|
|Incipit:||15132 13735 43543|
Come Lord, and tarry not;
Bring the long-looked-for day;
O why these years of waiting here,
These ages of delay?
Give to the winds thy fears,
Hope and be undismayed,
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears,
God shall lift up thy head.
Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, the London church on Fleet Street where Howard was organist (the church was destroyed in an air raid in 1940).
Howard was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and later sang tenor in a chorus for Georg Friederich Handel. But his main career was as an organist: he held concurrent organist positions at St. Bride, Fleet Street (1736-1782), and St. Clement Dane, The Strand (1769-1782). A composer of many songs, cantatas, and theater music, Howard assisted William Boyce (PHH 553) in the compiling of Cathedral Music (1760-1773). His church music includes a number of anthems and hymn tunes.
Erik Routley (PHH 31) described ST. BRIDE as "one of the best short-meter tunes available" because of the "girder-like effect of the long downward scale contrasting with the arch-like shape of the other three phrases" (The Music of Christian Hymns, p. 71). The tune is constructed with a sensitive balance of melodic steps and leaps. Sing in harmony at a deliberate pace that permits consideration of the literary device in the text.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (14)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #410||Samuel Howard||126.96.36.199||ST. BRIDE||151321373543543||2007|
|Common Praise (1998) #605||Have mercy, Lord, on us||Have Mercy, Lord, on Us||Nahum Tate, 1652-1715; Nicholas Brady, 1659-1726||Samuel Howard, 1710-1782||188.8.131.52||Psalm 51; Psalm 51; Psalm 56; Psalm 70; Joel 2:1-2; Mark 7:1-8; Mark 7:14-15; Mark 7:21-23; 1 John 1:1 - 2:2; Psalm 51; Psalm 56; Psalm 70; Joel 2:1-2; Mark 7:1-8; Mark 7:14-15; Mark 7:21-23; 1 John 1:1 - 2:2||ST. BRIDE||g minor||1998|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #271||The Lord Almighty reigns||The Lord Almighty Reigns (Psalm 93)||Samuel Howard||184.108.40.206||Psalm 93||ST. BRIDE||g minor||English||2013|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #674||I call, O Lord, on you||I Call, O Lord, on You (Psalm 141)||James Quinn, SJ||Samuel Howard||220.127.116.11||Psalm 141||ST. BRIDE||g minor||English||2013|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #666||Out of the depths I call||Samuel Howard, 1710-1782||18.104.22.168||Psalm 130||ST. BRIDE||g minor||English||1985|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #435||I bless the Christ of God||H. Bonar (1808-1889)||S. Howard (1710-1782)||ST. BRIDE||g minor||1987|
|Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #242||Come, Lord, and tarry not!||Come, Lord, and Tarry Not!||Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889||Samuel Howard, 1710-1782||22.214.171.124||Revelation 22:17||ST. BRIDE||f minor||2012|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #198||O God, You are my God||O God, You Are My God||Christopher L. Webber||Samuel Howard||126.96.36.199||Psalm 63||ST. BRIDE||g minor||English||1990|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #286||Give to the winds thy fears||Give to the Winds Thy Fears||Paul Gerhardt; John Wesley||Samuel Howard||188.8.131.52||Psalm 37:5-7; Psalm 56||ST. BRIDE||g minor||English||1990|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #378||Make me a captive, Lord||Make Me A Captive, Lord||George Matheson||Samuel Howard; David Evans||184.108.40.206||ST. BRIDE||B Flat Major||English||1990|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #546||Make me a captive, Lord||Make Me a Captive, Lord||George Matheson||Samuel Howard||220.127.116.11||Romans 6:18-22; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Philippians 4:13; Philippians 4; Romans 6:20; 2 Corinthians 12:10||ST. BRIDE||g minor||English||1987|
|Rejoice in the Lord #149||Give to the winds thy fears||Give to the Winds Thy Fears||John Wesley; Paul Gerhardt||Samuel Howard||18.104.22.168||Psalm 30:5; Psalm 56:8; Isaiah 55:8||ST. BRIDE||f sharp minor||English||1985|
|Rejoice in the Lord #442||Make me a captive, Lord||Make Me a Captive, Lord||George Matheson||Samuel Howard||22.214.171.124||ST. BRIDE||g minor||English||1985|
|The New Century Hymnal #483||Out of the depths I call||Out of the Depths I Call||Samuel Howard||126.96.36.199||Psalm 130||ST. BRIDE||g minor||English||1995|