Saxtons Farm, Monks Gate
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|EU Parliament||South East England|
When Ralph Vaughan Williams was commissioned at the start of the 20th century to edit a new hymnal as an alternative to Hymns Ancient and Modern, he set John Bunyan's hymn, in an adaptation by Percy Dearmer, to his own adaptation of the tune of an English folk song Valiant or Welcome Sailor which he had collected from Mrs Harriet Verrall of Monk's Gate. Mrs Verrall was also the source of a widely used tune for the carol "On Christmas night all Christians sing", with her version thereafter being called the Sussex Carol.