Taylor, Helen, daughter of Martin Taylor, was the author of The Child's Book of Homilies, N.D.; Sabbath Bells, A Series of Simple Lays for Christian Children, N.D.; and Missionary Hymns: for the Use of Children, 1846. From her Sabbath Bells, "I love that holy Scripture" (Concerning Heaven) is taken. The following are all from her Missionary Hymns, 1846:--
1. A feather'd seed that lifted is. Value of Little Things.
2. And shall we dwell together? Concerning Heaven.
3. Father, the little offering take. Offertory.
4. There is a happy land on high. Concerning Heaven.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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Adapter: Tom Colvin
Thomas Stevenson Colvin (Tom), Church of Scotland missionary in Malawi and Ghana, was born in Glasgow on 16 April 1925. He attended the Royal Technical College, Glasgow (now Strathclyde University) where he was chairman of the Student Christian Movement and from where he graduated B.Sc. in 1945. After a period with the Royal Engineers in Burma and Singapore, Colvin returned to Scotland in 1948 to become student assistant minister at Fallin Parish Church in Stirling. Later in the same year he began a three year course in divinity at Trinity College, Glasgow, was again an active member of student bodies, and held the post of president of the SCM. He spent a year after leaving Glasgow as the Travelling Secretary of the SCM, then between 1952 a… Go to person page >
Display Title: Bless the Lord, O my soulFirst Line: Bless the Lord, O my soulTune Title: CHINDIKA MZIMUAuthor: Peter Thole; Helen Taylor; Tom ColvinDate: 1997Subject: African Praise and Prayer Songs |Source: Chi Tumbuka