ST. CLEMENT (Scholefield)

Composer: Clement C. Scholefield

Clement Scholefield was educated at Pocklington Grammar School and, after three years at St John's College, Cambridge, he was ordained a deacon in 1867 and a priest in 1869 in the Church of England. From 1869 until 1879, Scholefield served at Hove parish church, St. Peter's in Kensington, as well as a brief tenure at St Luke's Church, Chelsea. He spent the ten years to 1890 as chaplain at Eton College before becoming vicar at Holy Trinity, Knightsbridge, for five years. In 1895 he retired from clerical work and devoted his time to various pursuits including music, of which he was particularly fond. He had no systematic musical training but he was an accomplished pianist. He wrote other songs but is remembered for his hymn tunes ST CLEMENT a… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Clement C. Scholefield (1874)
Meter: 9.8.9.8
Incipit: 53435 32126 17655

Texts

The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall hallow now our rest.
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Notes

ST. CLEMENT was composed for this text by Rev. Clement C. Scholefield (b. Edgbaston, near Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, 1839; d. Goldalming, Surrey, England, 1904). ST. CLEMENT was published in Arthur S. Sullivan's 1874 hymnal, Church Hymns with Tunes; of his own accord Sullivan (PHH 46) "canonized" his curate, Scholefield, by naming this tune ST. CLEMENT. Educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, Scholefield was ordained in the Church of England in 1867. He served at Hove, Brighton, St. Peter's in Kensington (1869-1879), and briefly at St. Luke's in Chelsea. From 1880 to 1890 he was chaplain at Eton College and from 1890 to 1895 vicar of Holy Trinity in Knightsbridge. Mainly self-taught as a musician, Scholefield became an accomplished pianist and composed some songs and hymn tunes, of which ST. CLEMENT is the only one in common use today; it is always joined to Ellerton's text.

Although some people object to the waltz-like rhythms of ST. CLEMENT, most love the melody with its slurred tones. Sing with solid organ support or accompaniment. For the fourth stanza, the organist could slow down slightly and add the most brilliant mixture and reeds available.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #618
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1176
Text: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #5136
Text: O Lord, Our God, in Adoration
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The Cyber Hymnal #5451
Text: Our Father's Love
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #318
Text: The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended
Timeless Truths #213
Text: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
  • The_Day_Thou_Gavest_Lord_Is_Ended.pdf (PDF)
  • The_Day_Thou_Gavest_Lord_Is_Ended.sib (SIB, Scorch)
The United Methodist Hymnal #690
Text: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
Worship and Rejoice #107
Text: O Light Whose Splendor Thrills
  • Full Score (XML)
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #618AudioScore
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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #677TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #24TextImage
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #280
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #609
Les Chants de Pèlerin #112
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #387ImageAudio
Lutheran Service Book #886Text
Lutheran Service Book #891Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #497TextImage
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #318TextImageAudioScore
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Revival Hymns and Choruses #80
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #56
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #661
The Liturgy of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives #10
The New Century Hymnal #95Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #690TextImageAudioScore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #407TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #437Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #438Text
With One Voice #728Text
Worship and Rejoice #107TextImageAudioScore