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Breathe thoughts of pity over a brothers fall

Breathe thoughts of pity over a brothers fall

Author: James Edmeston
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

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First Line: Breathe thoughts of pity over a brothers fall
Author: James Edmeston

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Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #623

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Church Harmonies #901

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #814

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #814

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Hymns of the Ages #32

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d69

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The Christian Hymn Book #975

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