The tune has had a varied history, but has been in this form since 1790, and associated with these words since 1833. While not matching the words at every move, its rise and fall allows us to express the high points of this superb hymn.
from notes by Alan Luff © 2002
|The English Hymn, Vol. 3 – Hills of the north, rejoice|
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