ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR (Elvey)

Composer: George J. Elvey

Sir George Job Elvey; b. 1816, Canterbury, England; d. 1893, Windlesham, Surrey Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: George J. Elvey (1856)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Incipit: 33531 23335 31233
Key: G Major or modal

Texts

Come, ye thankful people, come

Come, ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
for our wants to be supplied;
come to God's own temple, come,
raise the song of harvest home.

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Notes

George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern. ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR is named after the chapel in Windsor, England, where Elvey was organist for forty-seven years.

This serviceable Victorian tune is held together by the rhythmic motive of the opening phrase. Sing the opening stanzas in parts, but sing the prayer of stanza 4 in unison. Use of the descant by C. S. Lang (PHH 253) with stanza 4 may suggest a foretaste of heaven's glory.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #637
Text: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #233
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The Cyber Hymnal #847
Text: Christ the Lord is Risen Today (Leeson)
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The Cyber Hymnal #1025
Text: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
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The Cyber Hymnal #1137
Text: Change Your Church, O God, to Be
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The Cyber Hymnal #2020
Text: Great and Fair Is She
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The Cyber Hymnal #2161
Text: Hark! the Song of Jubilee
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The Cyber Hymnal #6141
Text: Sweetest Joy the Soul Can Know
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The Cyber Hymnal #6248
Text: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
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The Cyber Hymnal #6326
Text: Swell the Anthem, Raise the Song
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The Cyber Hymnal #6855
Text: Thou, O Lord, Art God Alone
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #527
Text: Come, You Thankful People, Come
The United Methodist Hymnal #694
Text: Come, Ye Thankful People Come
Worship and Rejoice #243
Text: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
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Worship and Rejoice #721
Text: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

Instances

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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #70
African American Heritage Hymnal #194TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #102
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #144
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #282Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #637TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #636TextFlexScorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #372TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #718Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #233Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #82TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #613TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #617TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #233TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #411TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #262TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #90bPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #270Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #461TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #693TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #634Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #564TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #552Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #367Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #290Text
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #355
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #781
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #285
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #286
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #98bText
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #284
Hymns of Faith #543TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #38
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #144
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #481
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #388TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #473TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #394TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #892TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #88
Lutheran Worship #495
Lutheran Worship #499
Moravian Book of Worship #426TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #450TextPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #699
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #111Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #551TextPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #505
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #65ETextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #527Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudio
Rejoice Hymns #556
Rejoice in the Lord #18TextPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #601TextPage Scan
Sing Joyfully #588TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #123
Singing the Faith #412
Small Church Music #572Audio
Small Church Music #1381Audio
Small Church Music #3983Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #797TextPage Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #607
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #654
The Cyber Hymnal #847TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1025TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #1137ScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2020TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2161TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6141TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6248TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6326ScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6855TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #559TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #422Text
The New English Hymnal #259
The United Methodist Hymnal #694TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #302TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #303
The Worshiping Church #190TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #381TextFlexScorePage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #420TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #715TextFlexScorePage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #516TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #243TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #721TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #42TextAudio
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #759Page Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #449
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #241
Include 145 pre-1979 instances



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