|Short Name:||James Wallis Eastburn|
|Full Name:||Eastburn, James Wallis, 1797-1819|
Eastburn, James Wallis, son of a New York bookseller and brother of Dr. Eastburn, Bp. of Massachusetts, was born in London, England, Sept. 26, 1797. The family removed to New York in 1803, and he was educated at Columbia College, New York, where he graduated in 1816. Taking Holy Orders in 1818, he subsequently became a Rector at Accomac, Virginia, where his “abundant and successful labours" were cut short by an early death. He died at Santa Cruz, Dec. 2, 1819. With Robert C. Sands, an intimate friend, he wrote a poem on the history of an Indian Chief, which was published as Yamoyden, in 1820.
His hymns include:—
1. 0 holy, holy, holy Lord, Bright in Thy deeds, &c. [Holy Trinity.] This hymn is said by Dr. Hatfield to have been written in 1815. It was included in the Prayer-Book Collection, 1826, and again in other collections. It is a "Ter Sanctus" of merit, and is widely used.
2. Mountains of Israel. This is found in some old collections, and in Griswold's Sacred Poets, 1848, p. 482.
3. Strangers no more we wildly rove. The Spiritual Temple. This is given in Lyra Sacra Americana. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)