|Short Name:||Mrs. Vokes|
|Full Name:||Vokes, Mrs. (See also Draper, B. H. (Bourne Hall))|
Pseudonym. See also Draper, B. H. (Bourne Hall), 1775-1843)
Votes, Mrs . A long correspondence has failed to elicit any information concerning this hymn-writer beyond the facts that the earliest work in which her hymns are found is a Selection of Missionary and Devotional Hymns, edited by the Rev. J. Griffin, a Congregational minister at Portsea, and published in 1797. Several of these were repeated in J. Dobell's New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns, &c, 1806. There are also 7 of her hymns, all with the signature "Mrs. Vokes," in W. B. Collyer's Collection, 1812. Of her hymns the following, all published in 1797, are still in common use:—
1. Behold the expected time draws near. Missions.
2. Behold the heathen waits to know. Missions. This begins with st. iii. of No. 1.
3. Proud Babylon yet waits her doom. Fall of Babylon predicted.
4. Ye messengers of Christ. Missions.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Vokes, Mrs., p. 1227, i. Other hymns attributed to Mrs. Vokes, but not satisfactorily authenticated, are:—
1. Hasten, O Lord, that happy time. Missions.
2. Soon may [shall] the last glad song arise. Second Advent.
3. When shall the last bright song arise. An altered form of No. 2.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Texts by Mrs. Vokes (22)||As||Instances|
|Behold, the expected time draw near||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||60|
|Behold the heathen waits to know||Mrs. Voke (Author)||48|
|Come, O come to Jesus, Why will ye stay||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||2|
|Exert thy power, thy rights maintain||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||35|
|Go, friends of Jesus, and proclaim||Voke (Author)||13|
|Go, saith the voice of heavenly love||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||5|
|Hasten, O Lord, that happy time||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||3|
|In the dark and cloudy day||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||1|
|Jesus, the triumphs of thy cross||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||2|
|Leaning on thy paternal breast||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||2|
|Let thrones, and powers, and kingdoms be||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||2|
|Lo Abram warned of old||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||2|
|Lo another Sabbath morning||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||2|
|My raptured soul in hope rejoices||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||2|
|No time to waste in slumber||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||3|
|Proud Babylon yet waits her doom, Nor can her tottering palace fall||Voke (Author)||9|
|Soon may the last glad song arise||Mrs. Vokes (Author (attributed to))||170|
|Sovereign of worlds, display thy power||Mrs. Voke (Author)||25|
|Thy people, Lord, who trust thy word||Voke (Author)||36|
|'Tis in the mount the Lord is seen||Mrs. Vokes (Author)||2|
|Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim||Mrs. Voke (Author)||12|
|Ye messengers of Christ||Mrs. Voke (Author)||133|