Bickersteth, Edward Henry, D.D., son of Edward Bickersteth, Sr. born at Islington, Jan. 1825, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. with honours, 1847; M.A., 1850). On taking Holy Orders in 1848, he became curate of Banningham, Norfolk, and then of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells. His preferment to the Rectory of Hinton-Martell, in 1852, was followed by that of the Vicarage of Christ Church, Hampstead, 1855. In 1885 he became Dean of Gloucester, and the same year Bishop of Exeter. Bishop Bickersteth's works, chiefly poetical, are:—
(l) Poems, 1849; (2) Water from the Well-spring, 1852; (3) The Rock of Ages, 1858 ; (4) Commentary on the New Testament, 1864; (5) Yesterday, To-day, and For Ever, 1867; (6) The Spirit of Life, 1868;… Go to person page >
Come ye yourselves apart and rest awhile, Weary, I know it, &c. Bp. E. H. Bickersteth. [Ordination.] First printed in a small collection of the author's original hymns under the title of Songs in the House of Pilgrimage, n.d. ; and also included, unaltered, in the author's Hymnal Companion, 1876.
LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…
Display Title: Come Ye Yourselves ApartFirst Line: Come ye yourselves apart and rest awhileTune Title: LANGRANAuthor: Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.Meter: 10.10.10.10Source: Songs in the House of Pilgrimage, 1872