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of the 119th Psalm: “We speak of heaven, but, oh! to
With which we can never compare
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,
And may we learn to serve the Lord,
And read and love His holy word ;
On sending the hymn to the Juvenile Missionary Maga-
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
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,
THE hymns are referred to the works in which they originally
When only one source is mentioned, the hymns have been taken
The first lines of hymns that have been translated are given in the
The date inserted after a hymn marks the time when it was
C, when it occurs before the number of a hymn signifies that it is
An * is prefixed to the name of a living author.
at Cambridge, 22 February, 1805; married W. Bridges Adams,
at the Fountaint (1845) ·
of Milston, afterwards Dean of Lichfield; born at Milston
the bed of death”).
. . . . 258
phreys; born near Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland; married
Jesus calls us o'er the tumult . . . . . .
Alexander, James Waddell, D.D., son of Professor
Archibald Alexander, D.D.; born at Hopewell, Louisa County,
New York; died at Sweetsprings, Virginia, 31 July, 1859.
O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (GERHARDI]." **
Alexander, merchant in Leith; born at Leith, 24 August, 1808 ;
Aston Sandford, Bucks.; born in London, 7 October, 1810;
+ Come, ye thankful people, come (1844) ........ 43
leydale, Yorkshire, 24 June, 1734; became one of Lady Hunting.
Batty and others, and in his Christian Songs.
* See SHIRLEY.
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.
Jesu dulcedo cordium.
Salce Caput cruentatun.
heaven. The translations are by Dr. NBALB.
Hic breve cititur.
ear dear country . . .
Jerusalem the glorious be švón incintai
Berridge, John, son of a wealthy farmer; born at Kingston,
Nottinghamshire, 1 March, 1716; became Vicar of Everton,
Bethune, of Dingwall, Scotland; born in New York, 18 March,
his hymns appeared in Lays of Love and Faith (1847).
Non, ce n'est pas mourir [Cæsar Malin)."
* Sung at his funeral.