Christ is Surely Coming

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Source: Lutheran Service Book #509
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Author: Christopher M. Idle

Christopher Martin Idle (b. Bromley, Kent, England, 1938) was educated at Elthan College, St. Peter's College, Oxford, and Clifton Theological College in Bristol, and was ordained in the Church of England. He served churches in Barrow-in-­Furness, Cumbria; London; and Oakley, Suffolk; and recently returned to London, where he is involved in various hymnal projects. A prolific author of articles on the Christian's public responsibilities, Idle has also published The Lion Book of Favorite Hymns (1980) and at least one hundred of his own hymns and biblical paraphrases. Some of his texts first appeared in hymnals published by the Jubilate Group, with which he is associated. He was also editor of Anglican Praise (1987). In 1998 Hope Publishing… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ is surely coming, Bringing His reward
Title: Christ is Surely Coming
Author: Christopher M. Idle
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11
Language: English
Copyright: © 1975 Jubilate Hymns. (admin. Hope Publishing Co.)

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KING'S WESTON

Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) composed KING'S WESTON for this text. It was published in Songs of Praise (1925). The combination of text and tune in a festive hymn¬-anthem by Vaughan Williams has become a favorite of many church choirs. The tune's title refers to a manor house on the Avon River n…

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Church Family Worship #598

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Lutheran Service Book #509

Worship (4th ed.) #860

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