Burman, Ellen Elizabeth, p. 1591, ii., born at Stratford-on-Avon, July 11, 1837, and died at Bristol, March 16, 1861. Her Poetical Remains, with brief Memoir, were published by the Rev. W. Bruce in 1862. Her hymn, "Teach me to live," is included in this work.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…