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The tune Kingsfold is an old English folksong of uncertain origin and date. First published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E Broadwood and J A Fuller Maitland, Vaughan Williams arranged it for The English Hymnal of 1906, supposedly having heard it in the village of Kingsfold, near Horsham in West Sussex.
from notes by The Revd Dr James Hawkey © 2014