WEBB

Composer: George James Webb

George James Webb, b. 1803,England; d. 1887, Orange, N. J. Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: George James Webb (1837)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Incipit: 51131 16151 23251
Key: B♭ Major

Texts

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

The morning light is breaking

The morning light is breaking;
The darkness disappears;
The sons of earth are waking
To penitential tears;
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean
Brings tidings from afar
Of nations in commotion,
Prepared for Zion's war.

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Notes

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) in 1837. There it was set to "'Tis Dawn, the Lark Is Singing." WEBB was used as a hymn tune in The Wesleyan Psalmist (1842), where it was the setting for "The Morning Light Is Breaking" (thus its other title).

William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) paired WEBB to Duffield's text, an association that appeared in many ofIra D. Sankey's (PHH 73) hymnals. Hymnologist Stanley L. Osborne says that this tune "goes with a roar." A rounded bar form (AABA), WEBB has a very simple harmony. Sing the entire hymn in parts-standing, of course!

Although his parents had intended that he become a minister, Webb's early skills in music soon pointed toward a career in music. He studied organ at Salisbury Cathedral and became organist in a church in Falmouth. In 1830 he immigrated to the United States, settled in Boston, and became organist in the Old South Church, a position he held for the next forty years. In his later years Webb taught singing in Orange, New Jersey, and New York City and published two books on voice pedagogy. Working with Lowell Mason on a number of projects, including the publishing of The National Psalmist (1848), Webb also taught music at Mason's Boston Academy of Music and was president of the Handel and Haydn Society. In 1835 Webb joined the Swedenborgian Church and was influential in shaping its musical service book of 1836 as well as the book's revisions in 1854 and 1876. He also edited other songbooks such as The Massachusetts Collection of Psalmody (1840), The Psaltery (1845), The Melodist (1850), and
Cantica Ecclesiastica (1859).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #485
Text: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus *
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #238
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2326
Text: He Rose! O Morn of Wonder!
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2867
Text: In Lands Across the Sea
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4322
Text: The Morning Light Is Breaking
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The Cyber Hymnal #4765
Text: Our Country's Voice Is Pleading
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The Cyber Hymnal #5432
Text: O Thou Whose Hand Hath Brought Us
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The Cyber Hymnal #6732
Text: Thy Might Sets Fast the Mountains
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The Cyber Hymnal #7195
Text: We Hail the Rising Day Star
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  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #9279
Text: Ashamed To Be A Christian?
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10454
Text: The Precious Story
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #559
Text: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
Timeless Truths #943
Text: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
  • Stand_Up_Stand_Up_for_Jesus.sib (SIB, Scorch)
The United Methodist Hymnal #514
Text: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
Worship and Rejoice #513
Text: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

Instances

Instances (1 - 72 of 72)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #476TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #319
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #456
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #784Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #485TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #657TextFlexScorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #263TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #639TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #613TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #238Tune InfoScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #474TextPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #566TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #461TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #578Page Scan
Glaubenslieder #330Text
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #566
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #561TextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #721
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #270
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #452
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #535
Hymns of Faith #470TextPage Scan
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #427
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #677
Lutheran Service Book #660TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #305TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #435
Moravian Book of Worship #752TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #456Page Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #45c
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #252a
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #311
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #338b
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #562a
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #716
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #727
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #559Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #665
Rejoice in the Lord #107TextPage Scan
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #658
Sing Joyfully #510TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #315
Small Church Music #157Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #413
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #730TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #2326TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2867TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4322TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4765TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5432TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6732TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7195TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #9279TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10454TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #477TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #609TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #453TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #394
The New National Baptist Hymnal #423
The United Methodist Hymnal #514TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #192
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #193Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #194
The Worshiping Church #663TextFlexScorePage Scan
Timeless Truths #943TextScore
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #592
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #571TextFlexScorePage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #59cTextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #108TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #543TextAudio
Worship and Rejoice #513TextScoreAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #377
Include 340 pre-1979 instances



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