James John Cummins

Short Name: James John Cummins
Full Name: Cummins, James John, 1795-1867
Birth Year: 1795
Death Year: 1867

Cummins, James John, son of a merchant in Cork, Ireland, was born in Cork, May 5, 1795. In 1834 he removed to London, and was for many years a Director of the Union Bank of Australia. He died at Wildecroft, Buckland, Surrey, Nov. 23, 1867. He devoted much time to the study of Hebrew and Theology. He prepared for the use of his children in their preparation for Confirmation, Seals of the Covenant Opened in the Sacraments. This work, including several hymns and poems, was published in 1839. The hymns and other poetical pieces were also published in 1839 as Poetical Meditations and Hymns by the Author of The Seals of the Covenant Opened. In 1849 this work was republished with additions as Hymns, Meditations, and other Poems. The title on the cover of this work is Lyra Evangelica, and by this title it is usually known. The hymns, "Jesus, Lord of life and glory," 1839, (A Litany); "Shall hymns of grateful love," 1839, (The New Song), and others are from this work.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Cummins, James John, p. 273, i. This author’s hymn, "Jesus, Lord of life and glory," is given in a few hymnals as, "Jesus, Lord, we kneel before Thee."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Texts by James John Cummins (6)sort descendingAsInstances
Before the Lord we bowJames John Cummins, 1795-1867 (Author)1
Con cánticos, Señor, Mi corazón y vozJames John Cummins (Author)3
Delante del SeñorJames John Cummins, 1795-1867 (Author)1
Jesu, Lord of life and glory, Bend from heaven Thy gracious earJames J. Cummins (Author)67
Jesus, Lord, we kneel before theeJ. J. Cummins (Author)9
Shall hymns of grateful loveJ. J. Cummins (Author)45

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