? - 1889 Meter: 18.104.22.168.7.7 Author of "The Ten Virgins" in The Cyber Hymnal Dickinson, William, published in 1846:— Hymns for Passion Week and the Forty Days, Adapted for Churches or for Private Worship, Lond., J. Nisbet & Co., 1846. These hymns deal with such events in the history of Our Lord, as "The Alabaster Box"; "The Barren Fig Tree"; "The Cleansing of the Temple"; "The washing of the Disciples' feet," &c.; and with the Parables of "The Wedding garment"; "The Talents," &c, which are not commonly versified, and are worthy of attention. The following have come into common use:—
1. Calm'd each soul, and clos'd each door. Easterday at Even. This is in the Rugby School Hymn Book, 1876; and as "Calm they sit with closed door," in Kennedy, 1863; and Holy Song, 1869.
2. Ere that solemn hour of doom. The Ten Virgins— Advent. In Kennedy, 1863; and the Rugby School Hymn Book, 1876.
3. Hallelujah, who shall part? Perseverance of the Saints. In several collections, including Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, &c.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Dickinson, William, p. 293, ii. Another hymn from his Hymns for Passion Week,