|Short Name:||James Vila Blake|
|Full Name:||Blake, J. V. (James Vila), 1842-1925|
Blake, James Vila. (Brooklyn, New York, January 21, 1842--April 28, 1925, Chicago, Illinois). He graduated from Harvard College in 1862 and from Harvard Divinity School in 1866, and served Unitarian churches in Massachusetts and Illinois, his last and longest pastorate being at Evanston, Illinois, 1892-1916.
Author of a number of books. He shared with W.G. Gannett and F.L. Hosmer in the compilation of the first edition of Unity Hymns and Chorals, (1880), which included his hymn, "Father, Thou art calling, calling to us plainly," included also in The New Hymn and Tune Book, 1914, and in Hymns of the Spirit, 1937. the latter book also includes his hymn of the church universal, "O sing with loud and joyful song."
|Texts by James Vila Blake (11)||As||Instances|
|As I kept watch beside my sheep||James Vila Blake (Author)||4|
|Father, Thou art calling, calling to us plainly||James Vila Blake (Author)||7|
|Lord, the word is spoken now||J. V. Blake (Author)||3|
|O never despair at the troubles of life||James Vila Blake (Author)||6|
|O sing with loud and joyful song||James Vila Blake (Author)||7|
|Praise ye the Lord, who is King of all power||James Vila Blake (Author)||1|
|Standing on the shore at morning||James Vila Blake (Author)||5|
|The angels are waiting the news to receive||James Vila Blake (Author)||1|
|The softened mold is brown and warm||James Vila Blake (Author)||5|
|To thee, O fatherland||James V. Blake (Author)||4|
|Welcome, welcome is the greeting||James Vila Blake (Author)||1|