The Wesleyan Melodist (Thomas Jarman)

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Thomas Jarman's The Wesleyan Melodist was published in London by J. Hart of 109 Hatton Garden and J. Mason of 14 City Road and 66 Paternoster Row. The work's title page gives its price as 'five shillings and sixpence, cloth, or in six numbers, one shilling each', and some pages include part numbers in the margins. The catalogue of the British Library dates the work to c1840.

Publication date and place: 1840 by J. Hart and J. Mason in London.

Description of contents

The collection consists of 120 hymn tunes, usually with a single verse of text underlaid: in the majority of cases, the texts are taken from the Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists (the title page describes the tunes as 'particularly adapted to the various metres in the Wesleyan hymn book'). All but five of the tunes are unattributed, and apparently composed by Jarman: of the other five, three are attributed to 'C. Rider Esqe' and two to 'S. Wakely. Author of Reuben' (i.e. Samuel Wakely).

The music is in four parts, labelled Tenor - Alto - Treble - Bass in the first piece in the book: both the Tenor and Alto parts are printed in the treble clef an octave above sounding pitch, while the Treble and Bass parts are bracketed together, with additional inner harmonies provided for keyboard accompaniment. The title page refers to this as 'an arrangement for the organ, &c.'

List of works

Pages Description Text Attribution
011 Zion's March. S.M. Hy: 12 Wesley Come, ye that love the Lord
022 Providence. S.M. 673. Commit thou all thy griefs
032 Gospel Herald. S.M. 701. How beauteous are their feet
043 Happy Union. C.M. 15. Happy the souls to Jesus joined
054 Eternal Home. C.M. 41. O God, our help in ages past
064 Destiny. C.M. 42. Thee we adore, eternal name
075 David's Admiration. L.M. 698. The heavens declare thy glory, Lord
086 Sabbath Morning. 6 8s. 580. Great God, this hallowed day of thine
097 Messiah's Glory. 4 6s & 2 8s. 637. My heart and voice I raise
108 Heavenly Harbour. L.M. 678. God is the refuge of his saints
118 Doxology. L.M. Praise God from whom all blessings flow
129 Gospel Joy. 11s. 205. My God, I am thine; what a comfort divine
1310 Sacred Delight. L.M. 225. Praise ye the Lord; 'tis good to raise
1411 Glorious Array. L.M. 190. Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
1512 New Year's Day. L.M. 711. Eternal source of every joy
1613 Lovely Tents. 6 8s. 574. How lovely are thy tents, O Lord
1714 Universal King. S.M. 573. Come sound his praise abroad
1815 Eternal Power. L.M. 316. Eternal power, whose high abode
1916 Sacred Concert. L.M. 699. From all that dwell below the skies
2016 Sovereign Dominion. L.M. 571. With glory clad, with strength arrayed
2117 The Last Prayer. 6 lines 7s. 101 last verse. O remember me for good
2218 Gospel Jubilee. 4 6s & 2 8s (Trumpet Metre). 645. Blow ye the trumpet, blow
2319 Salvation. C.M. Hy: 637. Salvation, O, the joyful sound
2420 Prostration. 6 lines 8s 2nd metre. Hy: 754. Prostrate with eyes of faith I see
2521 Wondrous Cross. L.M. or 6 lines 8s. Hy: 623. When I survey the wondrous cross
2622 Christian Unity. 4 lines 7s. Hy: 519 Come and let us sweetly join
2722 Depths of Mercy. 4 lines 7s. Hy: 168. Depths of mercy, can there be
2823 Glorification. C.M. Hy: 730. Give me the wings of faith to rise
2924 Prince of Peace. 4 lines 7s. Hy: 602. 4th verse. Hail the heav'n-born prince of peace
3025 Purple Flood. 6 lines 7s. Hy: 20. Weary souls that wander wide
3126 Zion's King. 8 lines 7s. Hy: 197 last verse. Zion, shout thy Lord and King
3227 Blessed Trinity. 8 lines 7s. Hy: 260. Holy, holy, holy Lord
3328 Messiah's Splendour. 8.7.4. Hy: 691. Come, thou conqueror of the nations
3429 Gospel Covert. 7.6.8. Hy: 292. To the haven of thy breast
3530 Te Deum Laudamus. 6 lines 8s. Hy: 564. Infinite God! to thee we raise
3631 Gospel Liberty. 6 lines 8s. Hy. 380. Prisoners of hope, lift up your heads
3732 Conflagration. 8.7.4. Hy: 729. Lift your heads, ye friends of Jesus
3832 Love and Mercy. 8.7.4. Hark, the voice of love and mercy
3933 Subjection. 6 lines 8s. Hy: 373. Jesus, thy boundless love to me
4034 Exultation. 10s and 11s. Hy: 19 and 496. Rejoice evermore with angels above
4135 Immanuel's Love. C.M. Hy: 22. Behold the Saviour of mankind
4235 Triumphant Grace. C.M. Hy: 1. O for a thousand tongues to sing
4336 Quick'ning Spirit. C.M. Hy: 652. Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove
4436 Omniscience. C.M. Hy: 590. In all my vast concerns with thee
4537 Jeshurun. 7s & 6s. Hy: 407. None is like Jeshurun's God
4638 Joyful Theme. C.M. 640. Come, let us join our cheerful songs
4739 Providential Care. 7s 6s & one 8. Good thou art, and good thou dost
4840-41 Creation's Chorus. 6 lines 8s. 585. Far as creation's bounds extend
4941 Constant Comfort. C.M. 213. My God, the spring of all my joys
5042 Isaiah. 6 lines 8s. 120. Comfort, ye ministers of grace
5143 Veni Creator. 6 lines 8s. 654. Immortal honours, endless fame
5244 Expiation. S.M. 615. Not all the blood of beasts
5344 Pure Delight. C.M. 728. There is a land of pure delight
5445 Tree of Life. 7.6.8. 531. Christ, whose glory fills the skies
5546 Universal Homage. L.M. 234. Let all that breathe Jehovah's praise
5646 Zion's Messengers. S.M. 701. How beauteous are their feet
5747 Noblest Powers. 6 lines 8s. 2nd Metre. 224. I'll praise my Maker while I've breath
5848 Canaan's Land. C.M. 728. There is a land of pure delight
5948 Traveller's Hymn. C.M. 765. How are thy servants blest, O Lord
6049 Celestial Truth. C.M. 746. Father of mercies, in thy word
6150 New Year Song. C.M. 712. Sing to the great Jehovah's praise
6251 Substitution. 6 8s. 545. O thou eternal victim slain
6352 Happy Days. 6 lines 8s. 576. My soul, inspired with sacred love
6453 Christian's Delight. L.M. 738. How pleasant, how divinely fair
6553 Inspiring Love. L.M. 659. O may thy love inspire my tongue
6654 Sacred Temple. S.M. 721. Great is the Lord our God
6754 Zion's Song. L.M. 577. Great God, attend while Zion sings
6855 Gospel Joy. C.M. 702. Salvation, O, the joyful sound
6956 Fleeting Years. L.M. 47. Pass a few swiftly fleeting years
7056-57 Everlasting Reign. 8s & 7s Peculiar. 276. Worship and thanks and blessing
7158 Cheering Thought. 8s 7s & 4s. 729. Lift your heads, ye friends of Jesus
7259 Solemn Truth. S.M. 720. And must this body die?
7359 Pilgrims Joy. S.M. Now let our voices join
7460 Guardian Rock. 4 8s & 2 6s. 62. How happy are the little flock
7561 Grace and Truth. 6 lines 8s or L.M. 682. O Jesus, full of truth and grace
7662 Stupendous Love. 6 lines 8s or L.M. 608. Stupendous height of heavenly love
7762 Pilgrims Home. 4 lines 8s (Peculiar Accent). 73. Away with our sorrows and fear
7863 Rejoicing Hope. 4 6s 2 8s as 148th. 345 last verse Come let us gladly bring
7964 Assembled Saints. L.M. 738. How pleasant, how divinely fair
8065 Redeeming Love. 7s & 6s (Peculiar Accent). Poetry by Dr. Dodderidge. To thee, my God and Saviour
8166 Consistency. 4 8s & 2 6s. 526 last verse. O let our faith and love abound
8267 Majestic Glory. 7s 6s 8. 244. Thou, the great eternal God
8368 Cheerful Obedience. 8 lines 7s & 6s. 325. Lo, I come with joy to do
8469 Gospel Jubilee. 8. 7. 4. O'er the gloomy hills of darkness
8569 Christ Inviting. L.M. 127 Dr. Watts. Come hither, all ye weary souls
8670 Holy Desire. L.M. 338. Thou lamb of God, thou prince of peace
8770 Welcome Tidings. 8s 7s & 4. Come ye sinners, poor and wretched
8871 Spiritual Comfort. 2 6s & 4 7s. 657. Eternal spirit, come
8972 Divine Love. 4 8s & 2 6s. 147. O love divine, how sweet thou art
9073 Messiah's Mission. 4 lines 7s. 400. Jesus comes with all his grace C. Rider Esqe
9173 Surrender. C.M. 660 last verse. A guilty, weak and helpless worm C. Rider Esqe
9274 Exulting Joy. 4 6s 2 8s. 34. Let earth and heav'n agree C. Rider Esqe
9375 Recovery. 7s & 6s. 182. I will hearken what the Lord
9476 Holy Mountain. 6s & 7s. 563. Great is our redeeming Lord
9577 Abraham. 6. 8. 4. 669. The God of Abraham praise
9678 Bethlehem's Guest. 8 lines 8s. Peculiar Accent. All glory to God in the sky
9779 Solemn Voice. 7s & 6s. 54. Hearken to the solemn voice
9880 Gospel Trumpet. 6s & 8s. 148. Blow ye the trumpet, blow
9981 Christian Confidence. L.M. 597. Great God, indulge my humble claim
10082 Sacred Sympathy. C.M. 646. With joy we meditate the grace
10182 Vacant Tomb. C.M. 628. Ye humble souls that seek the Lord
10283 Angel Guards. 4 lines 8s & 7s. 725. Happy soul, thy days are ended
10384 Excelling Love. 8s & 7s. 385. Love divine, all loves excelling
10485 Gospel Freedom. 6 lines 7s. 390. Since the Son hath made me free
10585 Rock of Safety. 6 lines 7s. 624. Rock of ages, cleft for me
10686 Angel Concert. 4 lines 7s. 542. Holy, holy, holy Lord
10786 Reality. 4 lines 7s. Tis religion that can give'Tis religion that can give
10887 David's Portion. C.M. 679. My shepherd will supply my need
10988 Christ's Command. 7s & 6s. 295. Come ye followers of the Lamb
11089 Holy Invocation. C.M. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator come
11189 Holy Influence. S.M. How charming is the place
11290 Sovereign Triumph. 386. Arm of the Lord, awake, awake
11391 Joy to the World. C.M. Ps: 98. Watts. (Christmas Day.) Joy to the world, the Lord is come
11492 Pilgrims Journey. 5s & 11s. Hymns 46 _ 219 _ 498. Come, let us anew
11593 Moses's Prayer. L.M. 722. Almighty maker of my frame
11693 Funeral Psalm. C.M. 41. O God, our help in ages past
11794 Ascendancy. C.M. 680. Happy the heart where graces reign
11895 Triumphant Joy. C.M. Words by Dr. Doddridge. My soul, triumphant in the Lord
11996 Suffering. C.M. Alas, and did my Saviour bleed S. Wakely. Author of Reuben.
12096 Joyful Hymn. C.M. O praise the Lord with hymns of joy S. Wakely. Author of Reuben.
12197-102 The Christians Victory. A Funeral Ode. Lo, I bid the world adieu
122103-106 The Voice from Heaven. Funeral Ode. Hear what the voice from heav'n proclaims
123107-108 Conclusion. After Sermon or as a Dismission. Now unto the King eternal

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
Eternal source of every joy 1840 12 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Give me the wings of faith to rise 1840 23 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Great God, attend while Zion sings 1840 54 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Happy the souls to Jesus joined 1840 3 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
My God, the spring of all my joys 1840 41 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
O praise the Lord with hymns of joy 1840 96 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
O thou eternal victim slain 1840 51 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
Sing to the great Jehovah's praise 1840 50 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
When I survey the wondrous cross 1840 21 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB

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