The Revd John Bacchus Dykes was one of the finest tune-writers of a very fertile period in the nineteenth century. His tunes went out of favour with hymnbook editors for a while, but never with congregations. ‘Nicaea’ is his finest, named after the great Council of the Church in 325 that gave us the Nicene Creed.
from notes by Alan Luff © 2002
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