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151. This hymn was suggested by the words in Bridges' Exposition

of the 119th Psalm: “We speak of heaven, but, oh! to
be there!" Verse 1, line 2, the original reads, “ Of that
country;" verse 2, line 2, “Of its walls decked with jewels
most rare;" line 3, “of its wonders ;" verse 4, line 2,
“Of the robes ; " line 3,“ of the Church;' verse 5, line
1, " Then let us, 'midst pleasure or woe;" line 2, “Our
spirits;” line 3, “We also." The 4th stanza of the ori.
ginal, which follows, is omitted :
“ We speak of its anthems of praise,

With which we can never compare
The sweetest on earth we can raise-

But what must it be to be there !" 152. In the original there is a refrain to each stanza; to the first

and second :

“Hosanna to Jesus' their theme;" to the third :

“Hosanna to Jesus our King." ,155. The 3rd and 8th stanzas are omitted. 157. The refrain to each verse, except the last, originally read :

“ Suffer the children to come unto Me," The change to "little children" was made by Mr. Curwen, and is considered by the author “a decided improvement." In its earliest, and what its author considers “best" form,

consisted of six stanzas. Only the 1st, 2nd, and 4th of these are in the text; the omitted verses, 3rd, 5th,

and 6th, are inserted below: 3 I love little children; of such is my kingdom : Their angels see my Father's face in yonder bright world;

And I will gently lead them on,

Till they shall stand before my throne; Suffer little children to come unto me. 5 Our teachers instruct us, and tell us this kind Saviour Was once, like us, a little child, and still loves children well;

They tell us we may share His love,

And hear Him saying from above,
Saffer little children to come unto me.
6 And we would accept Thy gracious invitation;
We pray Thee to forgive our sins, and bear them all away :

And may we learn to serve the Lord,

And read and love His holy word ;
Teach us, dear Saviour, to come unto Thee!"

On sending the hymn to the Juvenile Missionary Maga-
zine, “it struck me," Mr. Hutchings writes, * that to
secure a place, I must give it a missionary tone. Accord-
ingly, I omitted three verses altogether, altered one, and
constructed a new one." The new one is the 4th stanza in

the text; the altered one is : “And, oh, how we pity these poor deluded creatures, Who worship gods of wood and stone which they themselves have

Dear Saviour, hear us when we pray,

That they may hear Thee to them say, * Suffer the children to come unto me.'"

Verse 2, line 2, reads in the original “to my bosom." 160. The 4th stanza, which in the original is printed in brackets,

is omitted.


THE hymns are referred to the works in which they originally
appeared, and from which they have been taken for this Col.

When only one source is mentioned, the hymns have been taken
from it, unless it is stated to the contrary.

The first lines of hymns that have been translated are given in the
original under their authors' names, as well as in their English form
under the names of the translators.

The date inserted after a hymn marks the time when it was
written, after a book the time of its publication.

C, when it occurs before the number of a hymn signifies that it is
in the Third or Children's Part.

An * is prefixed to the name of a living author.
Adams, Sarah Fuller, daughter of Benjamin Flower; born

at Cambridge, 22 February, 1805; married W. Bridges Adams,
1834; died 14 August, 1848. Her hymns are contained in Hymns
and Anthems † (1841), Vivia Perpetua 8 (1841), and The Flock

at the Fountaint (1845) ·
+ Nearer, my God, to Thee (1840) ........ 386
§ Part in peace, Christ's life was peace. ........ 419
Addison, Joseph, son of the Rev. Lancelot Addison, Rector

of Milston, afterwards Dean of Lichfield; born at Milston
rectory, near Amesbury, in Wiltshire, 1 May, 1672; was made
Secretary of State, 1717; died 17 June, 1719. His hymns ap-
peared in the Saturday papers of the Spectator during 1712 :
Nos. 441 , 453 ||, 465 1, 489 t, and 513 ["When rising from

the bed of death”).
† How are Thy servants blest, O Lord (1712) .... .. 345
spacious firmament on high (17

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. . . . 258
$ The Lord my pasture shall prepare (1712) . . . . . . 444
i When all thy mercies, O my God (1712) ....... 477
• Alexander, Cecil Frances, daughter of Major Hum.

phreys; born near Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland; married
in 1850 the Rev. W. Alexander, D.D., afterwards (1867) Bishop
of Derry. Her hymns have appeared in Hymns Descriptive and
Devotional (1858), The Legend of the Golden Prayers (1859),
Verses for Holy Seasonst (1846), Narrative Hymns (1857), etc.

Jesus calls us o'er the tumult . . . . . .
The golden gates are lifted up. . . . . .
+ The roseate hues of early dawn (1
1 When Jesus came to earth of old.
† When wounded sore the stricken soul (1858)

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Alexander, James Waddell, D.D., son of Professor

Archibald Alexander, D.D.; born at Hopewell, Louisa County,
Virginia, U.8., 13 March, 1804; became Professor of Biblical
Literature in Princeton Theological Seminary, 0.8.; and
afterwards Pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church,

New York; died at Sweetsprings, Virginia, 31 July, 1859.
O Lamb of God once wounded (1849).

O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (GERHARDI]." **
*Alexander, William Lindsay, D.D., son of William

Alexander, merchant in Leith; born at Leith, 24 August, 1808 ;
Minister of Augustine Church, Edinburgh, and Professor of
Theology in the Congregational Theological Hall for Scotland.
His hymns have appeared in the Augustine Hymnbook, which
he edited (1849; 4th ed. 18681).
+ Spirit of power and truth and love (1848) ....... 241
Alford, Henry, D.D., son of the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of

Aston Sandford, Bucks.; born in London, 7 October, 1810;
Dean of Canterbury, 1857; died at the Deanery, 13
January, 1871. His hymns appeared in his Poetical Works, in
Psalms and Hymns (1844), of which he was the compiler, and in
The Year of Praiset, which he edited in 1867.

+ Come, ye thankful people, come (1844) ........ 43
Allen, James, son of Oswald Allen; born at Gayle, in Wens.

leydale, Yorkshire, 24 June, 1734; became one of Lady Hunting.
don's preachers; after various changes of opinion built a chapel
on his own estate, where he ministered till his death, 31 October,
1804. His hymns appeared in the Kendal Hymnbook (1757) with
Appendixt (1761), which he edited, along with Christopher

Batty and others, and in his Christian Songs.
+ Glory to God on high :.:. :.:········
† Sweet the moments, rich in blessing* ....... 41


Ambrose, son of the Prefect of Gaul; born in Gaul (probably at

Treves) about 340; studied for the bar; was made Consular Pre. fect of Liguria, residing in Milan, where the people insisted on his being their Bishop (374); died at Milan, 3 April, 397. Many hymns have been attributed to him, but not more than twelve of them with any certainty, and the first of those below is

doubtful. o Jesus, Lord of light and grace [CHANDLER] ...... 401

Splendor Paternæ gloriæ. Anatolius, became Patriarch of Constantinople, 449; died about

458. It is uncertain if he is the author of 443. Fierce was the wild billow [Neale]. ......... 331

ζοφεράς τρικυμίας The day is past and over [NEALE]. .......... 443

την ημέραν διελθών Angelus Silesius. [See Scheffler.] Thee will I love, my strength, my tower ........ 448 Anstice, Joseph, M.A., son of William Anstice, of Madeley Wood, Shropshire; born in 1808; Professor of Classical Literature at King's College, London; died at Torquay, 29 February, 1836. His hymns, “which were all dictated to his wife during the last few weeks of his life,” were privately printed by her in 1836, and twenty-seven of them appeared in The Child's Christian

Year (1841). In all things like Thy brethren, Thou ......... 12 Lord of the harvest, once again . . . . . . . . . . . 160 O Lord, how happy should we be . . . . . . . . . . . 406 *Astley, Charles Tamberlane, son of John William

Astley, of Dukinfield; born at Cwmllecoediog, near Mallwyd, North Wales, 12 May, 1825; Rector of Brusted, Sevenoaks, Kent.

His hymns appeared in Songs in the Night (1860). O Lord, I look to Thee (1858)* . ........... 407 Auber, Harriet, daughter of James Auber; born at Hackney,

London, 4 October, 1773; died at Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, 22 January, 1862.** Her hymns appeared in The Spirit of the Psalms (1829), a work prepared by her, and which was for the most part original.

*“ Written at Pisa, during illness, about December, 1858."-C.T. A. ** There is some uncertainty about the place of birth: her grand. nephew heard “she was baptised at the French Protestant Church (now pulled down) near the Royal Exchange.”

+ Jesus, the very thonght of Thee (CASWALL] ...... 134

Jesu dulcis memoria.
+ Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts (Rey PALMEL) .... 135

Jesu dulcedo cordium.
10 Lamb of God once wounded (J. W. ALEXANDER] . . . 402

Salce Caput cruentatun.
O Haupt vol Blut und Wunden (GERHARDT].
Bernard of Clugny, born at Norlaix in Brittany, it is said
of English parents; became a monk of Clugny; the dates of
his birth and death are unknown, but within the 12th century.
The poem, from which the well-known hymns have been trans.
lated, was a satire on the corruptions of the age, De Contemptu
Mundi, of about 3000 lines, and opens with a description of

heaven. The translations are by Dr. NBALB.
Brief life is here our portion ...... .....

Hic breve cititur.
For t.

ear dear country . . .
O bona patria.

....... 124


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Jerusalem the golden svön aurea:

Berridge, John, son of a wealthy farmer; born at Kingston,

Nottinghamshire, 1 March, 1716; became Vicar of Everton,
1755; died 22 January, 1793. His hymns, which were often
adaptations of others already in existence, appeared in Sion's
Songs : or Hymns Composed for the Use of them that love and fol-
low the Lord Jesus Christ in Sincerity (1785).
Lord that I may learn of Thee . .......... C. 92
Bethune, George Washington, D.D., son of Divie

Bethune, of Dingwall, Scotland; born in New York, 18 March,
1805 ; Pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church, Philadelphia and
New York; died at Florence, Sunday, 27 April, 1862. Many of

his hymns appeared in Lays of Love and Faith (1847).
Farewell to thee, brother, we meet but to part ...... 57
It is not death to die*. . . .

Non, ce n'est pas mourir [Cæsar Malin)."
When time seems short and death is neart ....... 483
*Bevan, Emma Frances, daughter of Philip Nicholas Shuttle-
worth, banker, of Chichester; born at Oxford, 25 September,
1827; married Frank Bevan. Her hymns appeared in Songs of
Eternal Life, translated by E. F. B. (1856).

* Sung at his funeral.
+ Written on the day before his death, which occurred immediately
after preaching.

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