As, when the deluge waves were gone

As, when the deluge waves were gone

Author: John Bowring
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Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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First Line: As, when the deluge waves were gone
Author: John Bowring

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As when the deluge waves were gone. Sir J. Bowring. [Joy after Sorrow.] First published in the 3rd edition of his Matins and Vespers, 1841, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Joy after Sorrow." In 1860 it was included unaltered in Miss E. Courtauld's Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, 1860, No. 370. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #968

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #968

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