Newton, William. Member of the 1884 Hymnal Committee of the Reformed Episcopal Church.
--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives
Rev. William Newton, D. D., pastor of the Reformed Episcopal Church of West Chester (Pennsylvania), was a poet of much ability, and the author of a number of books upon religious and scientific subjects.
The Poets and Poetry of Chester County, Pennsylvania by George Johnston (J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1890) Go to person page >
The tune MONKLAND has a fascinating if complex history. Rooted in a tune for the text "Fahre fort" in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) famous hymnal, Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), it then was significantly altered by John Antes (b. Frederick, PA, 1740; d. Bristol, England, 1811) in a Moravian m…
Display Title: Christ Is Risen From The DeadFirst Line: Christ is risen from the deadTune Title: MONKLANDAuthor: William NewtonMeter: 77.77Source: Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church (Philadelphia: Covenant Publishing Company, 1879)