All hail the pageant of the years

All hail the pageant of the years

Author: John Haynes Holmes
Tune: O JESU
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: John Haynes Holmes

Born: November 29, 1879, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: April 3, 1964, New York City. Buried: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, New York City. Holmes graduated from Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa. His grandfather, John Cummings Haynes, manager of the Oliver Ditson music publishing house, helped pay his Harvard tuition. Holmes was ordained in 1904, and became minister of the Unitarian Third Congregational Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts. In February 1907, he became junior minister at the Church of the Messiah in New York City. His works include: I Speak for Myself, 1959 Collected Hymns, 1960 Go to person page >

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First Line: All hail the pageant of the years
Author: John Haynes Holmes
Refrain First Line: Arise, and crown your days



O JESU first appeared in an organ collection, Sammlung alter und neuer Melodien evangelischen Lieder (1747), compiled by Johann B. Reimann for use with texts found in the Hirschberger evangelischen Gesangbuch (1741). Often attributed to Reimann, the tune was set to "O Jesu, warum legst du mir so vie…

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Christian Worship and Praise #d8

Christian Worship, a Hymnal. Special ed. #d14

Christian Worship #516

Hymns for the Celebration of Life #d10

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #146

The Beacon Song and Service book #155

The New Church Hymnal #d8

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