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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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For the Healing of the Nations

For the healing of the nations,
Lord, we pray with one accord;
for a just and equal sharing
of the things that earth affords;
To a life of love in action
help us rise and pledge our word,
help us rise and pledge our word.

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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

Instances (43)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Catholic Book of Worship III #430
Catholic Book of Worship III #503
Chalice Hymnal #275TextImage
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1090AudioScore
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #77TextImage
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #531TextImage
Christian Worship: supplement #751Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #200TextImage
Common Praise (1998) #288TextImage
Common Praise (1998) #300TextImage
Common Praise (1998) #576Image
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #207
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #208
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #645TextImageFlexscore
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
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #77
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #96
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #250TextImageFlexscore
Lutheran Service Book #519TextImage
Lutheran Service Book #909TextImageFlexscore
Lutheran Service Book #914TextImage
Moravian Book of Worship #314TextImage
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #607Image
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #416TextImageFlexscore
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #612TextImageAudioScore
Rejoice in the Lord #392TextImage
Rejoice in the Lord #599TextImage
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #86TextImage
Sing the Faith #2102
The New Century Hymnal #47TextImage
The New Century Hymnal #308TextImage
The New Century Hymnal #576TextImage
The United Methodist Hymnal #559TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #346TextImage
The Worshiping Church #475TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #343TextImageFlexscore
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #325TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #678TextImage
With One Voice #747TextImage
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #617Image
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #643Image



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