TRENTHAM

Composer: Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson (1842 [sic]-1914) Born: May 1842, Roy­ton (near Old­ham), Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land. Died: Ju­ly 12, 1914, Old­ham, Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land. Jackson’s fa­ther played the or­gan at St. Peter’s Church in Old­ham. Robert at­tend­ed the Roy­al Aca­de­my of Mu­sic, and served as or­gan­ist at St. Mark’s Church at Gros­ve­nor Square in Lon­don. He al­so played in the Birm­ing­ham Sym­pho­ny Or­ches­tra. In 1868, he took over his fa­ther’s du­ties at St. Pe­ter’s in Old­ham, and played the or­gan there 46 years (to­ge­ther they served al­most an en­tire cen­tu­ry). He al­so served as head of the Old­ham Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety, 1891-1906. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Robert Jackson (1878)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Incipit: 33341 35432 32346
Key: F Major or modal

Texts

Breathe on me, Breath of God

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love the way you love,
and do what you would do.

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Notes

Robert Jackson (b, Oldham, Lancashire, England, 1842; d. Oldham, 1914) originally, composed TRENTHAM as a setting for Henry W. Baker's "O Perfect Life of Love" (380). Named for a village in Staffordshire, England, close to the town in which Jackson was born, the tune was published with the Baker text in Fifty Sacred Leaflets (1888).

After receiving his musical training at the Royal Academy of Music, Jackson worked briefly as organist at St. Mark's Church, Grosvenor Square, in London. But he spent most of his life as organist at St. Peter's Church in Oldham (1868-1914), where his father had previously been organist for forty-eight years. A composer of hymn tunes, Jackson was also the conductor of the Oldham Music Society and Werneth Vocal Society.

By the turn of the twentieth century, TRENTHAM became associated with the Hatch text. TRENTHAM is a serviceable tune in the mannerist tradition of Victorian hymnody (see PHH 276), but it is barely adequate for the fervor of this text. Nonetheless, the tune is loved by many. Sing in harmony and maintain one pulse per bar.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #241
Text: Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #278
Text: Make Me a Captive, Lord
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #363
Text: Jesus, Our Lord and King
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #317
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #601
Text: Breathe on Me, Breath of God
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The Cyber Hymnal #1633
Text: From Homes of Quiet Peace
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The Cyber Hymnal #3391
Text: Jesus, Our Lord and King
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The Cyber Hymnal #5079
Text: O Love of God Most Full
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The Cyber Hymnal #6649
Text: This Is Thy Will, I Know
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The Cyber Hymnal #6786
Text: There Is No Night in Heaven
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The Cyber Hymnal #7650
Text: What Raised the Wondrous Thought?
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #420
Text: Breathe on Me, Breath of God
The United Methodist Hymnal #420
Text: Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Worship and Rejoice #461
Text: Breathe on Me, Breath of God

Instances

Instances (41)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
African American Heritage Hymnal #317Image
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #241TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #278TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #363TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #496TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #334TextImageFlexscore
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #235Image
Celebration Hymnal #393Image
Celebration Hymnal #466Image
Chalice Hymnal #254Text
Chalice Hymnal #363Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #317AudioScore
Common Praise (1998) #649
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #286TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #207
Hymns of Faith #80TextImage
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #291Image
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #747ImageAudioFlexscore
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #316TextImage
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #420TextImageAudioScore
Revival Hymns and Choruses #240
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #390
Sing Joyfully #139Text
The Christian Life Hymnal #225
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #283
The Cyber Hymnal #601TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #1633TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #3391TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #5079TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #6649TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #6786TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #7650TextAudioScore
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #259
The New Century Hymnal #292Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #420TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
The Worshiping Church #295TextImageFlexscore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #334TextImageFlexscore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #516TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #382Text
Worship and Rejoice #461TextImageAudioScore
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #135