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As showers on meadows newly mown

As showers on meadows newly mown

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 44 hymnals

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

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First Line: As showers on meadows newly mown
Author: Thomas Gibbons

Notes

As showers on meadows newly mown. T. Gibbons. [Divine Influence.] Printed in 1784 as No. 28 in Bk. i. of his Hymns adapted to Divine Worship, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It is founded on Ps. lxxii. 6, and headed "The Divine Influences resembled to Rain." In 1787 Dr. Rippon included it in his Selection, No. 209. It was repeated in later editions, ancl from thence passed into many collections. In America specially it has long been in common use in various forms, the most popular being stanzas iv., v., vi., as:—"As, in soft silence, vernal showers"—sometimes altered to—"As when in silence, vernal showers." [William T. Brooke]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 44 of 44)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #108Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #424Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #288Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #288Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #209Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #40Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #374Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #76Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d22
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #292Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #292Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #143Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d20
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d28
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #513Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d9
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d8
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d34
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d16
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d36
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #40Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #LXXPage Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d26
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d26
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #LXXIIcPage Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCIXPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #263Page Scan
The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d8
The Brick Church Hymns, Designed for the Use of Social Prayer Meetings and Families, selected from the most approved authors #155Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d32
The Gospel Hymn Book: being a selection of hymns, composed by different authors designed for the use of the church universal and adapted to public and private devotion #189Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #270Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #421Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #421Page Scan
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #62cPage Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #364Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #364Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #313Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #927Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d10
The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #53Page Scan
The South Western Psalmist #d19
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d31
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #11Page Scan



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