|Short Name:||John East|
|Full Name:||East, John, d. 1856|
East, John, sometime Curate of St. Michael's, Bath, and Rector of Croscombe, Somerset, pub.:—
(1) Psalmody for the Churches: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns arranged for Public Worship in the Churches and Chapels throughout the Rectory of Bath, &c, 1838. (2) The Sabbath Harp, a collection of Sacred Poetry, n.d.; and (3) My Saviour; or, Devotional Meditations in Prose and Verse, 3rd ed., 1836.
The following hymns by this author have come into common use:—
1. Come unto Me, ye weary, come. Invitation and Response. In his Sabbath Harp, n.d., in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and signed "J. E."
2. Lord of the Soul and its light. The Light of Life. From the Sabbath Harp into a few American hymnals.
3. There is a fold whence none can stray. Heaven. In My Saviour, &c., 3rd ed.; 1836, Meditation, No. 44, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines.
4. Where is my faith if I survey! Increase of Faith, desired. Sometimes ascribed to J. East, but not traced to his works. [William T. Brooke]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)