Where Shall I Then Thy Spirit Shun

Where shall I then Thy Spirit shun

Author: Christopher Smart, 1722 - 1771
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Author: Christopher Smart, 1722 - 1771

Smart, Christophe, M.A., was born at Shipburn, Kent, in 1722, and educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he gained the Seatonian prize for five years, four of which were in succession, (B.A. 1747.) He removed to London in 1753, and gave some attention to literature: but neglecting both his property and his constitution, he became poor and insane. He died in the King's Bench, 1771. His Poems were published in 2 vols. in 1771. From that work "Father of light conduct my feet" (Divine Guidance), and "I sing of God the mighty Source" [God the Author of All), have been taken. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Where shall I then Thy Spirit shun
Title: Where Shall I Then Thy Spirit Shun
Author: Christopher Smart, 1722 - 1771
Language: English
Publication Date: 1979
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1979.

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