Come, let us anew our journey pursue (StF 460)

Come, let us anew our journey pursue 

Source: Singing the Faith: 460
Words: Charles Wesley
Music: “Derby (Derbe)” by John Wesley arr John Bridge
Metre: 55.5.11
Verses: 6

Ideas for use

The repetitions of the words for this tune can be a little confusing to those unfamiliar with this classic Wesley text. The double bar lines in the music are what indicate where each new line begins. So e.g. verse 1…

Come, let us anew / our journey pursue, /
roll round with the year, roll round with the year, /
and never stand still,
and never stand still till the Master appear.

(And take note of the slurs over the quavers in the last music line, to ensure that only one syllable is sung in each case.)

Categories: 55.5.11., Bridge, John Frederick, Derby, Our Journey with God, Wesley, Charles, Wesley, John.

2 Responses to Come, let us anew our journey pursue (StF 460)

  1. Paul Wood says:

    Having tried to fit 6 verses to this tune I would love someone to explain to me how the repeats fit in! Thanks in anticipation!

    • Editor says:

      Hi Paul – I agree! I’ve been pondering over this too, and also checked back in Hymns & Psalms and the 1933 Methodist Hymn Book – where the repeat directions are identical in both cases, as is the layout of the words themselves. It seems to me that though there are in fact a couple of options, the double bar lines are what indicate where each new line begins. So e.g. verse 1…

      Come, let us anew / our journey pursue, /
      roll round with the year, roll round with the year, /
      and never stand still,
      and never stand still till the Master appear.

      (And take note of the slurs over the quavers in the last music line, to ensure that only one syllable is sung.)

      I hope that helps. I’ll repeat these notes on the hymn post itself. (And if anyone has any other ideas, let me know.)

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