A Second Sett of Hymns and Psalm Tunes (James Leach)

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A Second Sett of Hymns and Psalm Tunes was the second volume of James Leach's music to be published. The Hymn Tune Index dates the publication of the first edition of the book to the period 1789-1798, on the basis that Leach's first book A New Sett of Hymns and Psalm Tunes was published in 1789 (the first edition of that book having a preface dated 29 June 1789), and that a second edition of A Second Sett contains a notice dated 1798.

A Second Sett contains 48 strophic hymn or metrical psalm tunes, with three set-pieces (through-composed settings of metrical texts) at the end of the book.

For most of the settings, the vocal bass part is figured, although there are some sections of the set-pieces with independent instrumental bass parts. The book does not include independent parts for treble-range instruments, although some pieces in A Collection of Hymn Tunes and Anthems [1798], the third, posthumously-published book of Leach's music, do.

Publication date and place: 1795 by Preston and Massey in Manchester

List of works

Pages Description Text
011 REDEMPTION Ye happy sinners hear
022-3 FUNERAL Rejoice for a brother deceased
033-4 JUDGMENT Lo, he comes with clouds descending
044-5 HARMONY O what shall I do my Saviour to praise
056 REST O disclose thy lovely face
067-8 REFUGE Weary souls that wander wide
078-9 HERMIT How happy is the pilgrim's lot
0810-11 St JOHN O love divine, how sweet thou art
0911-12 MOUNT ZION Come on, my partners in distress
1013 BETHLEHEM Ever fainting with desire
1114 MOUNT HERMON Sons of men, behold from far
1215 LEBANON Heavenly Father, sovereign Lord
1316-17 PASTORAL The Lord my pasture shall prepare
1417-18 WRESTLING JACOB Come, O thou traveller unknown
1519 MORNING FLOWER The morning flowers display their sweets
1620 APHEK God is the refuge of his saints
1721 SEPULCHRE Pass a few swiftly fleeting years
1822 PERU Great God, attend while Zion sings
1923 JOANNES vel Momenti Mores Shrinking from the cold hand of death
2024 JEHUDIJAH Praise ye the Lord; 'tis good to raise
2125 MOURNER When, gracious Lord, when shall it be
2226 TRIUMPH Salvation is for ever nigh
2327 WILDERNESS My sufferings all to thee are known
2428 INFANCY Happy the well-instructed youth
2529 SMYRNA O for an heart to praise my God
2630 PALESTINE When all thy mercies, O my God
2731 NEW WINDSOR With glorious clouds encompassed round
2832 PATMOS Lover of little children thee
2933 SALFORD My God, my everlasting hope
3034 MOUNT TABOR Blest be the dear uniting love
3135 PENITENT To God I cried with mournful voice
3236 MOUNT CARMEL For ever here my rest shall be
3337 PILGRIM While strangers here, returning home
3438 SHEILDS And let this feeble body fail
3539 TABERNACLE My soul, how lovely is the place
3640 MEHETABEL My God, the spring of all my joys
3741 HALLELUJAH The Lord of Sabbath let us praise
3842 JUDEA O happy state of infancy
3943 MOUNT NEBO O joyful sound of gospel grace
4044 SYRIA Let every tongue thy goodness speak
4145 ALEXANDRIA Sweet is the memory of thy grace
4246 CYPRUS Come let us our good God proclaim
4347 NILE Come let us join the host above
4448 WATCHMAN Ah, when shall I awake
4548 EGYPT And am I born to die
4649 ORPHEUS Far as thy name is known
4750 SHARON Come ye that love the Lord
4851 GAZA Thou judge of quick and dead
4952-57 REUMAH Shout to the great Jehovah's praise
5058-63 CALVARY Behold the Saviour of mankind
5164-69 CANAAN Happy beyond description he

Works at CPDL

Title Year Page Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
O love divine, how sweet thou art 1795 10 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB
With glorious clouds encompassed round 1795 31 Sacred Hymns 4 SATB


External links

  • Hymn Tune Index details for source LeacJSS