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Emily M. C. Shapcote

Short Name: Emily M. C. Shapcote
Full Name: Shapcote, Emily M. C. (Emily Mary Gordon Steward), 1828-1909
Birth Year: 1828
Death Year: 1909

Shapcote, Emily Mary, née Steward (p. 1589, ii., as Mrs. Shepcote), was b. at Liverpool in 1828, and m. in 1856 the Rev. E. G. Shapcote (1852, curate of Odiham, Hants, later Missionary in S. Africa under the S.P.G.). In 1866 she was received into the Church of Rome, and her husband two years later. She now (1906) resides at Torquay. The Hymns for Infant Children (p. 1589) were pub. by Masters in 1852 (not 1840), those marked E being by Mrs. Shapcote, those marked A by her aunt, Mary Steward, those marked C by her sister, Eleanor Steward. Her more recent hymns appeared principally in her Eucharistic Hours, 1886. Those in common use include:—
1. Heavenly Father, from Thy throne. [Litany.] In 1852 as above, No. 20, the second St. beginning, "Jesus, Saviour, holy, mild." In Church Hymns, 1871 and 1903, and others, it is given, with many slight alterations, as "Jesus, holy, undefiled" (p. 1589, ii.).
2. 0 Jesus, dearest Lord, I cry to Thee. [Holy Communion.] In 1886 as above, p. 112, dated Clapham,
1876. It was rewritten by Dr. H. A. Rawes in his Little Handbook of the Archconfraternity of the Holy Ghost, 1879, as "O Jesus, hidden God, to Thee."
3. Queen of the Holy Rosary. [B. V. M.] Written about 1882, and included in St. Dominic's Hymn Book, 1885 and 1901, A. E. Tozer's Catholic Hymns, 1898, &c.
Her translation of "Salve mundi salutare " is noted at p. 1697, ii. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

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


Texts by Emily M. C. Shapcote (6)sort descendingAsInstances
Hail, queen of the holy rosaryEmily M. C. Shapcote (Author)2
Jesus, Holy, UndefiledE. G. Shepcote (Author)55
Make me, Lord, obedient, mildE. Shepcote (Author)5
O queen of the holy rosary! O bless us as we prayEmily M. C. Shapcote (Author)13
Queen of the holy rosaryEmily M. C. Shapcote (Author)3
Queen of the holy rosary O bless us as we prayEmily M. C. Shapcote (Author)2
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