Sargent, Epes. (Gloucester, Massachusetts, September 27, 1813--December 30, 1880, Boston, Mass.). He was a Universalist layman, a journalist by profession. In "The Press," (1859), he printed his translation of "Dies Irae" beginning, "Day of ire, that day impending."
He also wrote a hymn beginning "All souls, O Lord, are thine," which was included in Church Harmonies (1873), in Hymns of the Church (1917), and in Hymns of the Spirit (1937).
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LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…