Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >
Almighty God, whose only Son. Sir H. W. Baker. [Missions.] Contributed to the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern 1868, No. 357, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in the revised edition of 1875, and other collections.
Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…
Display Title: Almighty God, Whose Only SonFirst Line: Almighty God, whose only SonTune Title: CANONBURYAuthor: Henry W. BakerMeter: L. M.Scripture: James 5:16Date: 2017Subject: Edification and Encouragement |