Hark! from the Midnight Hills Around

Hark! from the midnight hills around

Author: Thomas Campbell, 1777-1844
Tune: LEICESTER (Bishop)
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Thomas Campbell, 1777-1844

Campbell, Thomas, the Poet, has little in common with hymnody. A few of his pieces, including," When Jordan hushed its waters still," are found in a limited number of hymnals. His poetical works, The Pleasures of Hope, Gertrude of Wyoming, and others, have been reprinted several times. He was born at Glasgow, 1777; died at Boulogne, 1844, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark! from the midnight hills around
Title: Hark! from the Midnight Hills Around
Author: Thomas Campbell, 1777-1844
Language: English



John Bishop (b. England, 1665; d. Winchester, England, 1737) was lay vicar at King's College, Cambridge, England, in 1687. From 1695 to 1737 he served as organist at Winchester College and in 1697 was appointed lay clerk. He was also an organist at Winchester Cathedral. In 1710 or 1711, Bishop publi…

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