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William Romanis

William Romanis
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Short Name: William Romanis
Full Name: Romanis, William, 1824-1899
Birth Year: 1824
Death Year: 1899

Romanis, William, M.A., born in 1824, and educated at Emmanuel College, Camb., B.A. in honours, 1846, M.A. 1849, D. 1847, P. 1848. From 1846 to 1856 he was Assistant Master in the Classical Dept. of Cheltenham College. Subsequently he was Curate of Axminster; then of St. Mary's, Reading. In 1863 he became Vicar of Wigston Magna, Leicester, and in 1888 of Twyford, Hants. He retired from active work in 1895, and died in 1899. His Sermons Preached at St. Mary's, Reading, were published in 1862; 2nd series, 1864. His hymns in common use are:—
1. Dark lies before us, hid from mortal view. [For Divine Guidance.]
2. Lord, who shall sit beside Thee? [SS. James and John.]
3. Round me falls the night. [Evening.]
These hymns appeared in the Wigston Magna School Hymns, 1878, and are also given in The Public School Hymn Book, 1903. Nos. 2 and 3 are in The English Hymnal, 1906.

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


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