Dear Hymnary friend,

We don't often ask for money. Just twice a year. This is one of those times. Please, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep going?

Last month, according to Google Analytics, our Hymnary website had roughly 1 million sessions from approximately 750,000 users. What a blessing! But it is expensive to serve all of these people -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people like you who love hymns. And we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one critical source.

So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 , or you can click the Donate button below.

On behalf of the entire team,
Harry Plantinga

A. F. Barnes

Short Name: A. F. Barnes
Full Name: Barnes, A. F. (Archie Fairbairn)
Birth Year: 1878
Death Year: 1960

Dr. Archie Fairbairn Barnes was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire in 1878. He studied at Bristol Grammar School, the Royal College of Music as exhibitioner and Keble College, Oxford as organ scholars where he earned degrees in music. He became music master of Llandovery College (from 1903) and of Franborough School (1907-1914). He joined the army at the beginning of World War I and served with the British Expeditionary Force in France. After returning to civilian life he became headmaster of the Queen Victoria School in Dunblane, Scotland and later as the senior music master at Bishop’s Stortford College, Hertfordshire. He was also organist and choirmaster in several churches. He died in Paignton, Devon on June 6, 1960.


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