A voice comes from Ramah, avoice of despair

A voice comes from Ramah, avoice of despair

Author: William Knox
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Author: William Knox

Born: August 17, 1789, Firth, Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh, Scotland. Died: November 12, 1825, Edinburgh, Scotland. Buried: New Calton Burial Ground, Edinburgh, Scotland. Knox, William, born at Firth, Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh, Aug. 17, 1789, and educated at the parish school, and the grammar school at Musselburgh. For some time he was engaged in farming at Wrae, near Langholm, Dumfriesshire; but not succeeding to his satisfaction, he left Wrae in 1817, and finally settled in Edinburgh in 1820, where he subsequently obtained employment as a contributor to the public journals. He died in Edinburgh, Nov. 12, 1825. His poetical works were, (1) The Lonely Hearth, North Shields, 1818 ; (2) Songs of Israel, 1824; (3) The Harp of Zion, 1825; and (4) the… Go to person page >

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Author: William Knox


A voice comes from Ramah. W. Knox. [Bereavement] Published in his Songs of Israel, 1824, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines and again in his Poems, 1847, pp. 117-8. It is based on Jer. xxxi. 15, 16, and entitled "Rachel Weeping." In Kennedy, 1863, No. 197, it is slightly altered.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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