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Composer: Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell, 10 September 1659(?)– 21 November 1695), was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no other native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar. Early life and career Purcell was born in St Ann's Lane Old Pye Street, Westminster. Henry Purcell Senior,whose older brother Thomas Purcell (d. 1682) was also a musician, was a gentleman of the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of King Charles II of England. Henry the elder had three sons: Edward, Henry and Daniel. Daniel Purcell (d. 1717), the youngest of… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Henry Purcell (1680)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Incipit: 35314 27512 32176
Key: G Major

Texts

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the Head and Corner-stone,
Chosen of the Lord, and precious,
Binding all the Church in one,
Holy Sion's help for ever,
And her confidence alone.

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Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1090
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #612
Text: Lo! He Comes, with Clouds Descending
The United Methodist Hymnal #559
Text: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

Instances

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Chalice Hymnal #275Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1090AudioScore
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #77Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #531Text
Christian Worship: supplement #751Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #200Text
Common Praise (1998) #288Text
Common Praise (1998) #300Text
Common Praise (1998) #576
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #645Image
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #394TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #518TextImage
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #559
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #250ImageFlexscore
Lutheran Service Book #519Text
Lutheran Service Book #909Text
Lutheran Service Book #914Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #416TextImage
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #612TextImageAudioScore
Rejoice in the Lord #392Text
Rejoice in the Lord #599Text
Sing the Faith #2102
The New Century Hymnal #47Image
The New Century Hymnal #308Image
The New Century Hymnal #576Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #559TextImageAudioScore
The Worshiping Church #475TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #343TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #325Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #678Text
With One Voice #747Text



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