When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

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Re: When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Joy Elliott » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:20 pm

Thanks so much for this. I've been trying to remember the opening lines of this hymn for ages!

We also sang at my primary school in the 1940's: Daisies are our silver, buttercups our gold; This is all the treasure we can have or hold.

When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Guest » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:08 pm

Appreciate the lyrics; I only recalled the first verse, actually the first two lines and recalled them a little differently:

When lamps are lighted in the town
The fisher folks awake

Don't know if the second line is misremembered but it's stuck in my head that way.

We learned it before we could read; it was in my first year at school, which was at Denton Road School, Newcastle upon Tyne. We would have had to memorise the words, as best we could. There was lots of sea fishing only about ten miles away, on the N.E. coast.

I wish I knew the tune.

When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Guest » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:28 pm

If the teacher ever allowed us to choose a hymn we always chose this at Bracebridge Heath Lincoln primary school in the late 40s,we loved it.

When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Guest » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:22 pm

Thank you for this thread, at didsbury road school heaton mersey ..stockport, we used to have a short evening assembly on a Friday in the late 1950' at the close of the school week, this was often chosen by the super headmaster denis crumpton. .always wanted the words, it was never sang in my local methodist church....thank you all do much

When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Guest » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:04 pm

Sang this at Carlyle Infant School in Littleover, Derby, in the late 70s. Memories...

When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Guest » Sun May 14, 2017 11:53 am

Steve, thank you so much. I am now a Methodist minister at wesleychester.co.uk
I've been asked to speak at a group who would like to hear about hymns which have been significant in my journey and this is my first choice from my childhood at Broadway Methodist, Cullercoats in the 1970s. I'd been racking my brains and had come up with verse 2 and could search! Thank you. God Bless Christine

When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Guest » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:12 pm

I remember singing this at Micklethwaite first school at crossflats in Yorkshire. So many cosy memories.

When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Guest » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:19 pm

Jut found this thread - it was one of my favourite hymns too.
The music is in the 1931 edition of 'Songs of Praise' (as used in many schools in the mid 20th century) edited by Percy Dearmer, R. Vaughan Williams) and Martin Shaw, and it's at number 378.
You should be able to get a copy secondhand (or possibly even new from OUP). Make sure you search for the 'Enlarged edition with music' e.g. at
http://tinyurl.com/gnq9paw

When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Guest » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:45 am

Thank you so much! This hymn has haunted me benignly and emotionally since I sang it in assembly with the other children at Errington School Marske-By-Sea in 1961. I can remember the tune to this day. Thank you Mr. Penstone and thank you www.namethathymn.com. [email]dsp@davidshaw-parker.com[/email]

When lamps are lighted in the town, the fishermen at sea

by Guest » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:36 pm

Thank you for the memories, we used to sing this as the evening hymm on a Friday afternoon before going home. Didsbury Rd school Heaton Mersey Stockport.

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