W. H. Turton

Short Name: W. H. Turton
Full Name: Turton, W. H. (William Harry), 1856-1938
Birth Year: 1856
Death Year: 1938

Turton, W. H., a Lieut. in the Royal Engineers, has published A Few Hymns written by A Layman between the Festivals of All Saints, 1880 and 1881. This contains 12 hymns. The Second Series, "written between the Festivals of All Saints, 1881 and 1882," also contains 12 hymns, and the Third Series, 1882-1883, another 12. These hymns are worthy of attention. Those which have passed into common use include;—
1. And now our Eucharist is o'er (1881-1882). Holy Communion.
2. 0 Thou who at Thy Eucharist didst pray. For Unity. "This hymn was used at S. Mary Magdalene's, Munster Square, N. W., in the Anniversary Service of the English Church Union, June 22,1881. It is intended to be sung after the ‘Agnus Dei,' at a choral celebration." In the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern it reads "Thou, Who at Thy first Eucharist didst pray."

"This hymn was used at S. Mary Magdalene's, Munster Square, N. W., in the Anniversary Service of the English Church Union, June 22,1881. It is intended to be sung after the ‘Agnus Dei,' at a choral celebration." In the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern it reads "Thou, Who at Thy first Eucharist didst pray."
These hymns are in the Altar Hymnal, 1884, together with a third, "Behold! the star is shining." (Epiphany.) Lieut. Turton's signature on A Few Hymns is "R. E." and his publishers, The Church Printing Co., London.

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


Texts by W. H. Turton (17)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Thou, who at Thy first Eucharist didst prayWilliam H. Turton, 1859-1938 (Author)English64
Behold the star is shiningWilliam H. Turton (Author)2
Beneath the banner of their KingWilliam H. Turton (Author)2
By thy glorious resurrectionW. H. Turton (Author)2
Conquering and to conquer wheresoever they wentWilliam H. Turton (Author)2
Go on unto perfectionWilliam H. Turton (Author)2
God the Father, God the Son, God the Spirit, Three in one (Turton)William H. Turton (Author)2
Hark to the church triumphantW. H. Turton (Author)2
Hear us King of angelsWilliam H. Turton (Author)2
Jesu, the King of martyrsWilliam H. Turton (Author)2
King of saints for everWilliam H. Turton (Author)2
Lead us, Star of childhoodW. H. Turton (Author)2
Lo the angels now are singingWilliam H. Turton (Author)2
Lord, who the night you were betrayed did prayWilliam H. Turton, 1859-1938 (Author)7
O Lord and God, the Lover of allW. H. Turton (Author)2
O thou, before the world began (Turton)William H. Turton, 1856–1938 (Author)4
With the countless hosts of heavenWilliam H. Turton (Author)2

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