Tarrant, William George, B.A., b. 1853. Since 1883 Minister of the Wandsworth Unitarian Christian Church. Editor of The Inquirer, 1888-97. One of the editors of the Essex Hall Hymnal. 1890, and of the Revised ed., 1902.
1. Come, let us Join with faithful souls. The Faithful.
2. Draw nigh to God; He will draw nigh to you. The Divine Helper.
3. Long ago the lilies faded. The Constant Presence.
4. The Light along the ages. Easter.
5. With happy voices ringing. Children's Praise.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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Author: Ernest W. Shurtleff
Before studying at Andover, Ernest W. Shurtleff (Boston, MA, 1862; d. Paris, France, 1917) attended Harvard University. He served Congregational churches in Ventura, California; Old Plymouth, Massachusetts; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, before moving to Europe. In 1905 he established the American Church in Frankfurt, and in 1906 he moved to Paris, where he was involved in student ministry at the Academy Vitti. During World War I he and his wife were active in refugee relief work in Paris. Shurtleff wrote a number of books, including Poems (1883), Easter Gleams (1885), Song of Hope (1886), and Song on the Waters (1913).
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Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…
Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…
Display Title: Come, Let Us Join with Faithful SoulsFirst Line: Come, let us join with faithful soulsTune Title: AZMONAuthor: William G. Tarrant, 1853-1928Meter: CMScripture: Romans 15:7Date: 2007Subject: Assurance | ; Faithfulness | ; Hope | ; Joy | ; Peace | ; Unity |
Display Title: Come, Let Us Join with Faithful SoulsFirst Line: Come, let us join with faithful soulsTune Title: AZMONAuthor: William G. TarrantMeter: C.M.Scripture: Revelation 5:11-14Date: 1995Subject: Christian unity | ; Church | Communion of Saints; Pluralism | ; Seasons | Festival of the Christian Home