VALOUR (Mann)

VALOUR (Mann)

Composer: A. H. Mann (1889)
Published in 11 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: A. H. Mann

Born: May 16, 1850, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Died: November 19, 1929, Cambridge, England. Mann graduated from New College, Oxford (MusB 1874, MusD 1882). He was a chorister and assistant organist at Norwich Cathedral, and after short stints playing the organ at St. Peter’s, Wolverhampton (1870); Tettenhall Parish Church (1871); and Beverley Minster (1875); he became the organist at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge (1876-1929), University Organist (1897-1929), and music master and organist at the Leys School, Cambridge (1894-1922). In addition to composing an oratorio and a number of hymn tunes, he was music editor of The Church of England Hymnal (1894). Sources: Erickson, p. 344 Hustad, p. 280 Nutter, p. 461 h… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: A. H. Mann (1889)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.5
Incipit: 15121 71234 32333
Key: A♭ Major

Texts

From the eastern mountains

From the eastern mountains
Pressing on they come,
Wise men in their wisdom,
To His humble home;
Stirred in deep devotion,
Hasting from afar,
Ever journeying onward,
Guided by a star.
Light of light that shineth
Ere the worlds began,
Draw Thou near, and lighten
Ev'ry heart of man.

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New Year's hymn

Standing at the portal
Of the opening year,
Words of comfort meet us,
Hushing every fear;
Spoken through the silence
By our Father's voice,
Tender, strong, and faithful,
Making us rejoice.
Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day;
For His word shall never,
Never pass away.

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