Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >
Another week begins. T. Kelly. [Sunday.] First published in his Hymns, 2nd ed., 1806, and again, 3rd ed., 1809. In 1812 it was transferred to his Hymns adapted for Social Worship. Subsequently, in common with the rest of the hymns therein, it was again embodied in the original work. It is in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and based upon Ps. cxviii. 24. In the American hymnals it is re-written, the change being from S.M. to C.M. It also varies considerably in the number of stanzas used from 3 in the Church Praise Book, N. Y., 1881, to 5 in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872. In the latter form it begins, "And now another week begins."
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: The first Day of the WeekFirst Line: And now another week beginsMeter: C. M.Date: 1845Subject: Admissions | ; Children | ; Christ | Condescension; Covenant | ; Infants | ; Ordinances | ; Profession | ; Self Dedication |