A widow’s hand in days of old

A widow’s hand in days of old

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First Line: A widow’s hand in days of old

Notes

Edwards, Basil, M.A., son of the Rev. S. Edwards, was born in 1846, and educated at the Bristol Grammar School, and G. and C. Coll., Cambridge; B.A. 1868, M.A. 1872. Ordained in 1869. After holding several curacies he became Rector of Blaisdon in 1877, and of Ashleworth in 1890. His Songs of a Parish Priest were published in 1888. His hymns in common use include:—
A widow's hand in days of old. [Almsgiving.] Written at Blaisdon, for his Songs of a Parish Priest, and "suggested by observing that a very poor widow always gave silver at Holy Communion" (Author's MS.). Included in Hymns Ancient & Modern.

--Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)




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