WINCHESTER NEW

Composer: Bartholomäus Crasselius

Crasselius, Bartholomäus, son of Johannes Crasselt, sheepmaster at Wemsdorf near Glauchau, Saxony; was born at Wernsdorf, Feb. 21, 1667. After studying at Halle, under A. H. Francke, he became, in 1701, pastor at Nidda, in Wetteravia, Hesse. In 1708 he was appointed Lutheran pastor at Düsseldorf, where he died Nov. 30, 1724, after a somewhat troubled pastorate, during which he felt called upon to testify strongly and somewhat bitterly against the shortcomings of the place and of the times (Koch, iv. 418-421; Allg. Deutsche Biographie, iv. 566-67; Bode, p. 55; manuscript from Pastor Baltzer, Wernsdorf; the second dating his call to Dusseldorf 1706). Of the 9 hymns by him which Freylinghausen included in his Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, 1704,… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Bartholomäus Crasselius
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 51566 54334 32554
Key: A Major/B♭ Major
Source: Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690

Texts

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
announces that the Lord is nigh.
Awake and harken, for he brings
glad tidings of the King of kings!

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Ride on! ride on in majesty!

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes hosanna cry;
O Savior meek, pursue your road
with palms and scattered garments strowed.

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Notes

The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in Johann Freylinghausen's Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704). The melody was also used by John and Charles Wesley (PHH 267) for their texts and was reworked by William J. Havergal as a long-meter tune in his Old Church Psalmody (1864). Havergal's version closely resembled its original 1690 form. Named for the ancient English city in Hampshire noted for its cathedral, the tune gained much popularity because of its extended use. It is called WINCHESTER NEW (also called CRASSELIUS) to distinguish it from WINCHESTER OLD (see 215 and 628).

Sing this dignified psalm tune in unison on the outer stanzas and in parts on the middle ones. Use solid organ tone and phrase in two long lines.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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Text: Almighty God, Thy Lofty Throne
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The Cyber Hymnal #996
Text: Come in, Thou Blessèd, Honored Lord
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The Cyber Hymnal #1086
Text: Creation's Lord, We Give Thee Thanks
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The Cyber Hymnal #1350
Text: Eternal One, Thou Living God
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Text: God's Boundless Love
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Text: Holy as Thou, O Lord, Is None
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The Cyber Hymnal #4560
Text: No More, Dear Savior, Will I Boast
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The Cyber Hymnal #5210
Text: On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
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Text: O Spirit of the Living God (Montgomery)
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Text: 'Tis Done! That New and Heavenly Birth
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Text: This Day at Thy Creating Word
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #593
Text: My Song Forever Shall Record
Worship and Rejoice #250
Text: Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights
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The Cyber Hymnal #62TextAudioScore
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