Smart, Christophe, M.A., was born at Shipburn, Kent, in 1722, and educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he gained the Seatonian prize for five years, four of which were in succession, (B.A. 1747.) He removed to London in 1753, and gave some attention to literature: but neglecting both his property and his constitution, he became poor and insane. He died in the King's Bench, 1771. His Poems were published in 2 vols. in 1771. From that work "Father of light conduct my feet" (Divine Guidance), and "I sing of God the mighty Source" [God the Author of All), have been taken.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…
Display Title: Awake, Arise, Lift Up Your VoiceFirst Line: Awake, arise, lift up your voiceTune Title: RICHMONDAuthor: Christopher Smart, 1722-1771Meter: CMScripture: Matthew 27:62-66; Luke 24:37-40; John 20:19-20Date: 1991Subject: Burial | ; Easter Season | ; Life, Everlasting | ; Salvation |