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Grace, ‘tis a charming sound

This tune, Cranbrook, was published by Thomas Clark of Canterbury in 1805. It is the West Gallery tune that everybody knows, because it was much later adapted to the secular text On Ilkly Moor Baht 'At. As well as the tune, some of the bass part survives in the folk tradition.

It is also well known as one of the many settings of While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night. However, the present text by Philip Doddridge is that which Clark intended. This is sacred music from Kent, and certainly not of Yorkshire origin.

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