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O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 1,133 hymnals Topics: Adoration and Praise; Comfort and Care; Faith and Hope; God Father; God Refuge and Rock; New Year; Spiritual Warfare Scripture: Psalm 90:1-5 Used With Tune: ST. ANNE
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Rock of Ages

Author: Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778 Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7 Appears in 2,637 hymnals First Line: Rock of Ages, cleft for me Topics: Assurance and Confidence; Faith; God Refuge and Rock; Trust Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:3-4 Used With Tune: TOPLADY

God of the Ages

Author: Margaret Clarkson, 1915- Meter: 5.5.5.4 D Appears in 6 hymnals Topics: Adoration and Praise; God Attributes; God Majesty and Power; God Presence Used With Tune: BUNESSAN

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ST. ANNE

Composer: William Croft, 1678-1727 Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 469 hymnals Tune Sources: harm. Composite from 18th C. versions Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 53651 17151 5645 Used With Text: O God, Our Help in Ages Past
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TOPLADY

Composer: Thomas Hastings Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7 Appears in 521 hymnals Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 56531 65123 21717 Used With Text: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
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AUSTRIAN HYMN

Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 392 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 12324 32716 54323 Used With Text: Word of God, Across the Ages

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The Mighty Rock of Ages

Author: E. E. Hewitt Hymnal: New Songs of the Gospel #52 (1900) First Line: ‘Tis the mighty Rock of Ages that’s beneath my feet today Refrain First Line: Rock of Ages, naught can shake thee Lyrics: ... the mighty Rock of Ages that’s beneath my feet ... changeless evermore. Refrain: Rock of Ages, naught can shake thee! ... the mighty Rock of Ages that’s beneath my feet ... the mighty Rock of Ages that was cleft on Calv ... Tis the mighty Rock of Ages, ‘tis the Rock once ... Languages: English Tune Title: [‘Tis the mighty Rock of Ages that’s beneath my feet today]

Hide Me, Rock of Ages

Author: B. C. G. Hymnal: Church Hymnal #193 (1951) First Line: O Thou blessed Rock of Ages Refrain First Line: Hide me, O blest Rock of Ages Lyrics: blessed Rock of Ages, (Rock of Ages, I ... Languages: English Tune Title: [O Thou blessed Rock of Ages]
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Sheltered in the Rock of Ages

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley Hymnal: Make Christ King #51 (1912) Lyrics: ... Sheltered in the Rock of Ages, Safe am I while Christ ... : Sheltered in the Rock of Ages, Sheltered in the Rock, Sheltered ... Tune Title: [Sheltered in the Rock of Ages]

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Richard Redhead

1820 - 1901 Composer of "REDHEAD 76 (PETRA)" in Rejoice in the Lord Richard Redhead (b. Harrow, Middlesex, England, 1820; d. Hellingley, Sussex, England, 1901) was a chorister at Magdalen College, Oxford. At age nineteen he was invited to become organist at Margaret Chapel (later All Saints Church), London. Greatly influencing the musical tradition of the church, he remained in that position for twenty-five years as organist and an excellent trainer of the boys' choirs. Redhead and the church's rector, Frederick Oakeley, were strongly committed to the Oxford Movement, which favored the introduction of Roman elements into Anglican worship. Together they produced the first Anglican plainsong psalter, Laudes Diurnae (1843). Redhead spent the latter part of his career as organist at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Paddington (1864-1894). Bert Polman

W. A. Ogden

1841 - 1897 Person Name: W. A. O. Author of "He Is Able to Deliver Thee" in Timeless Truths William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den re­turned home and re­sumed his mu­sic­al stu­dies. Among his teach­ers were Lowell Mason, Thom­as Hast­ings, E. E. Baily, and B. F. Bak­er, pres­i­dent of the Bos­ton Mu­sic School. As his skills de­vel­oped, Ogden is­sued his first song book, The Sil­ver Song, in 1870; it be­came im­mense­ly pop­u­lar, sell­ing 500,000 co­pies. He went on to pub­lish num­er­ous other song books. In ad­di­tion to com­pos­ing, Og­den taught at ma­ny schools in the Unit­ed States and Ca­na­da. In 1887, he be­came sup­er­in­tend­ent of mu­sic in the pub­lic schools of To­le­do, Ohio. His works in­clude: New Sil­ver Songs for Sun­day School (Tole­do, Ohio: W. W. Whit­ney, 1872) Crown of Life (Tole­do, Ohio: W. W. Whit­ney, 1875) Notes of Vic­to­ry, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Unit­ed Breth­ren Publishing Com­pa­ny, 1885) The Way of Life (Tole­do, Ohio: W. W. Whit­ney, 1886) Gathered Jew­els (Tole­do, Ohio: W. W. Whit­ney, 1886) Lyrics-- Baptize Us Anew Everlasting Life He Is Able to De­li­ver Thee I’ve a Mess­age from the Lord On a Christ­mas Morn­ing Ring Out the Bells for Christ­mas Scattering Pre­cious Seed Seeking the Lost Where He Leads I’ll Fol­low Working, O Christ, with Thee Music-- All Things Are Rea­dy Bright For­ev­er­more, The Bring Them In Clark’s Grove Come to the Feast Eye of Faith, The Gathering Home Gracious Re­deem­er, The More Than Con­quer­ors Star in the East Steer To­ward the Light There Is Joy We’ll Work --hymntime.com/tch ============================== Ogden, W. A., is the author of “The blessed Saviour died for me, On the Cross" (Good Friday) and of the music thereto in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) ============================== The DNAH Archives also has a profile of Ogden from the Portrait and biographical record of city of Toledo and Lucas and Wood counties, Ohio (1895) and a transcription of the Toledo News-Bee article of 16 October 1897 describing how the city paid tribute to Ogden at his death with resolutions, school closings, and funeral program.

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

1810 - 1876 Person Name: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1810-1876 Composer of "AURELIA" in The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada Samuel Sebastian Wesley (b. London, England, 1810; d. Gloucester, England, 1876) was an English organist and composer. The grandson of Charles Wesley, he was born in London, and sang in the choir of the Chapel Royal as a boy. He learned composition and organ from his father, Samuel, completed a doctorate in music at Oxford, and composed for piano, organ, and choir. He was organist at Hereford Cathedral (1832-1835), Exeter Cathedral (1835-1842), Leeds Parish Church (1842­-1849), Winchester Cathedral (1849-1865), and Gloucester Cathedral (1865-1876). Wesley strove to improve the standards of church music and the status of church musicians; his observations and plans for reform were published as A Few Words on Cathedral Music and the Music System of the Church (1849). He was the musical editor of Charles Kemble's A Selection of Psalms and Hymns (1864) and of the Wellburn Appendix of Original Hymns and Tunes (1875) but is best known as the compiler of The European Psalmist (1872), in which some 130 of the 733 hymn tunes were written by him. Bert Polman

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10 New Hymns on Aging and the Later Years

Publication Date: 1976 Publisher: The Hymn Society of America; American Association of Retired Persons Publication Place: Springfield, Ohio
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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series)

Publication Date: 1865 Publisher: Ticknor and Fields Publication Place: Boston, Mass. Editors: C. S. Guild; Anne E. Guild; Ticknor and Fields
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Hymns of the Ages

Publication Date: 1861 Publisher: Ticknor & Fields Publication Place: Boston Editors: C. S. Guild; Ticknor & Fields; Anne E. Guild



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