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Awake, awake, O Christian (Mills)

Author: Katharine S. Mills

Mills, Katharine Sophia (Bagg). (Montreal, Quebec, 1850--ca.1940). Anglican. After growing up in Montreal, she married in 1886 William Mills, who held rectorships there till 1900, when he was elected coadjutor bishop of Ontario and had to more to Kingston. Interested in the missions of northern Canada, she contributed hymns to the Letter Leaflet which circulated among these missions' southern supporters; she lived to see one of them, a comprehensive outline of the world mission task as it appeared in 1900, included in the Canadian Anglican hymnbooks of both 1908 and 1938. After her husband's death in 1917 she returned to Montreal, near her son Arthur Lennox. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, awake, O Christian (Mills)
Author: Katharine S. Mills
Publication Date: 1909
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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