Stephen, first of Christian martyrs

Stephen, first of Christian martyrs

Author: Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85 (alt.)
Tune: EVERTON
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Author: Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85

Christopher Wordsworth--nephew of the great lake-poet, William Wordsworth--was born in 1807. He was educated at Winchester, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A., with high honours, in 1830; M.A. in 1833; D.D. in 1839. He was elected Fellow of his College in 1830, and public orator of the University in 1836; received Priest's Orders in 1835; head master of Harrow School in 1836; Canon of Westminster Abbey in 1844; Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge in 1847-48; Vicar of Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berks, in 1850; Archdeacon of Westminster, in 1865; Bishop of Lincoln, in 1868. His writings are numerous, and some of them very valuable. Most of his works are in prose. His "Holy Year; or, Hymns for Sundays, Holidays, and other occ… Go to person page >

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First Line: Stephen, first of Christian martyrs
Author: Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-85 (alt.)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Source: Editors, partly based on verses by Wordsworth
Language: English
Copyright: © The Canterbury Press Norwich

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The New English Hymnal #201



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