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Tune Showcase: Arlington

Categories: Hymnody

Metre: Common Metre (
Composer: Thomas A. Arne

Dr. Thomas Augustine Arne was born March 12, 1710, in London; became early celebrated as a composer, and established his reputation by settling Milton’s “Comus” to music – light, airy, and original; he composed many songs, and nearly all his attempts were successful; died March 5, 1778, aged 68.


The tune Arlington is found in the following hymnals:

1888 The Seventh-day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Divine Worship
– Hymns 438-441
– Hymns 598-600

1908 Christ in Song
– Hymn #793, Stretch Every Nerve

1941 Church Hymnal
– Hymn #355, Awake My Soul!
– Hymn #356, Am I a Soldier of the Cross?

1985 Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal
– Hymn #609, Am I a Soldier of the Cross?


This is the Day the Lord Hath Made (Arlington)

Here is the tune, found on Andrew Remillard’s YouTube channel.

Psalm 1 (The Book of Psalms For Singing)

Here is a rendition of Psalm 1, sung to the tune Arlington. The words here are very similar to those found in the 1650 Scottish Metrical Psalter.

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