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John Kelly

Short Name: John Kelly
Full Name: Kelly, John, 1833-1890
Birth Year: 1833
Death Year: 1890

Kelly, John, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, educated at Glasgow University, studied theology at Bonn, New College, Edinburgh, and the Theological College of the English Presbyterian Church (to which body he belongs) in London. He has ministered to congregations at Hebburn-on-Tyne and Streatham, and was Tract Editor of the Religious Tract Society. His translations of Paul Gerhardt's Spiritual Songs were published in 1867. Every piece is given in full, and rendered in the metre of the originals. His Hymns of the Present Century from the German were published in 1886 by the Religious Tract Society. In these translations the metres of the originals have not always been followed, whilst some of the hymns have been abridged and others condensed. His translations lack poetic finish, but are faithful to the originals. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Kelly, John, p. 614, i. He died while on a visit to Braemar, July 19, 1890.

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

Texts by John Kelly (90)sort descendingAsInstances
A Lamb bears all its guilt awayJ. Kelly (Translator)3
A rest here have I neverJ. Kelly (Translator)2
After clouds we see the sunJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Ah! faithful God, compass'nate heartJ. Kelly (Paraphraser)2
Ah! lovely innocence, how evil art thou deem'dJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Awake, my heart! be singingJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Awake, my heart, with gladnessJ. Kelly, 1833-90 (Translator)20
Be glad, my heart! now fear no moreJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Be joyful all, both far and nearJohn Kelly (Translator)1
Be thou contented! aye relyingJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Behold, behold what wonders hereJohn Kelly (Translator)4
Bless'd is he the Lord who lovethJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Bless'd is he who never takethJ. Kelly (Translator)2
By John was seen a wondrous sightJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Come, and Christ the Lord be praisingJames Kelly (Author)6
Commit whatever grieves theeJames Kelly (Author)3
Creator, Father, Prince of might!J. Kelly (Translator)2
Dwell in Christ, who once descendedJames Kelly (Author)1
Father of mercies! God most highJ. Kelly (Translator)2
For Thee, Lord, pants my longing heartJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Full of wonder, full of artJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Full often as I meditateJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Go forth, my heart, and seek delight In this summer time so brightJ. Kelly (Translator)2
How can it be, my highest Light!J. Kelly (Translator)2
How heavy is the burden madeJ. Kelly (Translator)2
How long, Lord, in forgetfulnessJ. Kelly (Translator)2
I have deserv'd it, cease t' opposeJ. Kelly (Translator)2
I into God's own heart and mindJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Immanuel! to Thee we singJ. Kelly (Translator)2
In grateful songs your voices raiseJames Kelly (Author)3
In prayer your voices raise yeJames Kelly (Author)5
In the name of God advancingJames Kelly (Author)1
Is God for me? t'oppose meJ. Kelly (Translator)2
It is a time of joy to-dayJohn Kelly (Translator)1
Jesus! Thou, my dearest BrotherJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Let not such a thought e'er pain theeJames Kelly (Author)3
Look up to Jesus lift up thy neighborJames Kelly (Author)1
Look up to thy God againJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Lord God! Thou art for evermoreJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Lord, lend a gracious earJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Lord, Thou my heart dost search and tryJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Lord! to Thee alone I raiseJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Mine art thou still, and mine shalt beJ. Kelly (Translator)2
My face, why should'st thou troubled beJ. Kelly (Translator)2
My faith securely buildethJ. Kelly (Author)2
My God! my works and all I doJ. Kelly (Paraphraser)2
My heart! the seven words hear nowJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Now at the manger here I standJames Kelly (Author)3
Now gone is all the rainJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Now let us come before himJames Kelly (Author)10
Now spread are evening's shadowsJ. Kelly (Paraphraser)2
Now with joy my heart is boundingJ. Kelly (Translator)2
O bleeding Head and woundedJohn Kelly (Translator)3
O Father! send Thy Spirit downJ. Kelly (Translator)2
O God! from Thee doth wisdom flowJ. Kelly (Translator)2
O God, my Father! thanks to TheeJ. Kelly (Translator)2
O God! who dost Heaven's sceptre wieldJ. Kelly (Translator)2
O Jesus Christ, how bright and fairJ. Kelly (Translator)3
O Jesus Christ! my fairest LightJ. Kelly (Translator)2
O Lord, I sing with lips and heartJames Kelly (Author)9
O my soul, why dost thou grieveJ. Kelly (Translator)2
On thy bier how calm thou'rt sleepingJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Praise God! for forth hath soundedJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Praise ye Jehovah, All ye men who fear Him!John Kelly (Translator)2
Rejoice my heart, be glad and singJohn Kelly (Translator)5
Say, with what salutationsJ. Kelly (Translator)3
Scarce tongue can speak, ne'er human kenJ. Kelly (Translator)3
See, world! thy Life assailèdJames Kelly (Author)9
Shall I not my God be praisingJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Thanks we give, most gracious FatherJohn Kelly (Author)2
The daylight disappearethJ. Kelly (Translator)2
The golden morning, Joy her adorningJ. Kelly (Translator)2
The less I am, the more thou artJames Kelly (Author)1
The Lord doth in his kingdom comeJames Kelly (Author)1
The Lord, the earth who rulethJ. Kelly (Translator)2
The time is very nearJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Thou art but man, to thee 'tis knownJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Thou must not altogether beJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Thou Spirit, who dost life impartJames Kelly (Author)1
Thy manger isJ. Kelly (Translator)2
'Tis patience must support youJ. Kelly (Translator)2
To thee, to thee, away from selfJames Kelly (Author)2
Twofold, Father! is my pray'rJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Up, up, my heart, with gladnessJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Upon the cross extendedJ. Kelly, 1833-90 (Translator)10
What pleaseth God, my faithful childJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Where is thy Bethel, where the gate of heavenJames Kelly (Author)2
Why should sorrow ever grieve me?J. Kelly, 1833-90 (Translator)9
Why should they such pain e'er give TheeJ. Kelly (Translator)2
Why without, then, art Thou stayingJohn Kelly (Translator)2
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