THAXTED (Holst)

Composer: Gustav Theodore Holst

Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst, 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer. He is most famous for his orchestral suite The Planets. His early works show the influence of Grieg, Wagner, Richard Strauss and fellow student Ralph Vaughan Williams,and later, through Vaughan Williams, the music of Ravel. The combined influence of Ravel, Hindu spiritualism and English folk tunes enabled Holst to free himself of the influence of Wagner and Strauss and to forge his own style. Holst's music is well known for unconventional use of metre and haunting melodies. Holst composed almost 200 works, including operas, ballets, choral hymns and songs. An enthusiastic educator, Holst became music master at St Paul's… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Gustav Theodore Holst (1918)
Meter: 13.13.13.13.13.13
Incipit: 35617 51217 67653
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

O God beyond All Praising

I vow to thee, my country

Let Streams of Living Justice

Let streams of living justice
flow down upon the earth;
give freedom’s light to captives,
let all the poor have worth.
The hungry’s hands are pleading,
the workers claim their rights,
the mourners long for laughter,
the blinded seek for sight.
Make liberty a beacon,
strike down the iron power,
abolish ancient vengeance,
proclaim your people’s hour.

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Christian Worship: supplement #728Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #704Text
Common Praise (1998) #575Image
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Gather (3rd ed.) #553Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #598Image
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #341TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #36
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #45TextImageAudioFlexscore
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Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #557TextImageAudioFlexscore
Lutheran Service Book #941TextImage
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #132ATextImage
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #148ATextImage
Sing Justice! Do Justice! #12Text
Sing the Faith #2009
The Faith We Sing #2009TextImage
The Liturgy of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives #54
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #660TextImageFlexscore
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #256TextImage
With One Voice #797TextImage
Worship and Rejoice #64TextImageAudioScore



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