As to his earthly parents' home

Author: Henry Alford

Alford, Henry, D.D., son of  the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of Aston Sandford, b. at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Row, London, Oct. 7, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in honours, in 1832. In 1833 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ampton. Subsequently he held the Vicarage of Wymeswold, 1835-1853,--the Incumbency of Quebec Chapel, London, 1853-1857; and the Deanery of Canterbury, 1857 to his death, which took. place  at  Canterbury, Jan. 12, 1871.  In addition he held several important appointments, including that of a Fellow of Trinity, and the Hulsean Lectureship, 1841-2. His literary labours extended to every department of literature, but his noblest undertaking was his edition of the Greek Testament, the result… Go to person page >

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First Line: As to his earthly parents' home
Author: Henry Alford
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


As to His earthly parents' home. H. Alford. [Epiphany.] Composed in 1865 for and first published in his Year of Praise, 1867, No. 36, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and appointed for the "First Sunday after Epiphany." In 1879 it was transferred from thence to the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, No. 144, in an unaltered form. It is also in other collections, including the American Hymns for the Church, N. Y., 1869, No. 130.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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