Arthur Campbell Ainger

Arthur Campbell Ainger
Caricature from Vanity Fair, 28 February 1901
Short Name: Arthur Campbell Ainger
Full Name: Ainger, Arthur Campbell, 1841-1919
Birth Year: 1841
Death Year: 1919

Ainger, Arthur Campbell, M.A., son of the Rev. F. A. Ainger, incumbent of Hampstead, Middlesex; born in 1841, educated Trinity College, Cambridge, 1st Class Class. Trip. 1864, Assistant Master at Eton 1864-1901. Author of Eton Songs, 1901-2; Carmen Etonense, Vale, &c, and joint author with H. G. Winkle, M.A., of an English-Latin Verse Dictionary. Mr. Ainger's hymns in common use are the following :—
1. God is working His purpose out. [Missions.] Written and first published in 1894, with Dedication to Archbishop Benson. It was given in Church Hymns, 1903, Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1904, and other collections.
2. God of our Fathers, unto Thee. [National Thanksgiving.] Included in English Hymnal, 1906.
3. Let all our brethren join in one. [Harvest.] Included in C. W. A. Brooke's Additional Hymns, 1903.
4. Let God arise to lead forth those. [In Time of War.] Written in 1900, and first printed in the Times the same year. Subsequently pub. by Novello & Co., with music by Sir J. Stainer, and included in Church Hymns, 1903, and Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1904.
5. Like a mighty man rejoicing in his strength. [Missions.] Written by request for the S.P.G. Centenary, and published in the Centenary collection of Hymns, 1901.
6. Not ours to mourn and weep. [Lent. For the Young.] First published in the Public School Hymn Book, 1903.
7. On them who here, 0 Lord. [Holy Matrimony.] A Wedding Hymn, published with music by Novello & Co., 1903. A most acceptable addition to hymns for Holy Matrimony.
8. Praise the Lord: to-day we raise Hymns of thankfulness and praise. [For Victory] Written in 1902, and first printed in the Times, and t' en, with music, by Novello & Co. Included in Church Hymns, 1903.
9. Praise the Lord! to-day we sing. Birthday of our Founder King. [For Founder's Day.] Written for use at Eton, and included in Eton Songs, 1891-2, as "Hymn for Founder's Day." Admirably suited, with slight change in the opening line, for any Public School.
10. Uprose the stately temple. [Dedication of a School Chapel]. Written in 1891, and published in his Eton Songs, 1891-2.
Mr. Ainger has written several other hymns, including one for the Coronation of King Edward VII., a Thanksgiving Hymn for his recovery from sickness (Skeffingtons), and others not in common use.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


Texts by Arthur Campbell Ainger (7)sort descendingAsInstances
God is working his purpose outArthur Campbell Ainger (Author)64
God of our fathers, unto theeA. C. Ainger (Author)4
Let God arise to lead forth thoseArthur C. Ainger (Author)3
Not ours to mourn and weepArthur Campbell Ainger (Author)2
O Lord, with toil our days are filledA. Ainger (Author)7
Os seus intentos cumpre DeusArthur Campbell Ainger (Author)3
Time ever flowing bids us be goingA. C. Ainger (Author)2
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