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Source: Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship #402
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Paraphraser: Christopher M. Idle

Christopher Idle. Born at Bromley, Kent. 11 September 1938. Educated at Eltham College, after which he worked in an office, a shop and a hospital. Studied English at Saint Peter's College, Oxford (BA 1962) and Theology at Clifton Theological College, Bristol. Married Marjorie Rycroft, who was then nursing, in 1963; they have four married sons and (to date) seven grandchildren. Ordained 1965, serving Church of England parishes at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria; Peckham, South East London; Poplar and Limehouse, East London; and North Hartismere, Suffolk, which comprised seven villages. He and Marjorie returned to Peckham in 1995; from then until 2003 he worked with local schools and churches (Anglican and Baptist), as well as writing and… Go to person page >

Tune

RUSTINGTON

C. Hubert H. Parry's (PHH 145) RUSTINGTON was first published in the Westminster Abbey Hymn Book (1897) as a setting for Benjamin Webb's "Praise the Rock of Our Salvation." The tune is named for the village in Sussex, England, where Parry lived for some years and where he died. This is such a distin…

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REX GLORIAE (Smart)

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REX GLORIAE for this text; the hymn was published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Stanley L. Osborne (PHH 395) suggests that Smart initially intended REX GLORIAE as a tune for children. Derived from the topic of Wordsworth's text, the tune's name m…

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NETTLETON

The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions. From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976): "Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship #402Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #277TextPage Scan
Church Family Worship #536
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #696
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #120aTextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #120bText
Common Praise (1998) #331TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #450
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #42TextPage Scan
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #341Text
Scripture Song Database #1265
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #38
Small Church Music #910Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #18
The Worshiping Church #39TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #99
Worship and Rejoice #3TextAudioPage Scan
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #535Page Scan



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