Day of the Lord, ordained for our repose

Author: Robert Lansing Edwards

Robert Lansing Edwards was born in Auburn, NY on 5 August 1915. He graduated from Princeton University in 1937. He earned an MA in history from Harvard University in 1938, and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological University in 1949. He was minister at First Congregational Church, Litchfield, Conn. for 7 years and was minister at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford, Conn. from 1956 until 1980. He was active in establishing low income senior housing, in prison ministry and with other community endeavors. He wrote several hymn texts as well as four books including Of Singular Genius, Of Singular Grace, a biography of Horace Bushnell, a famous pastor from Hartford; and his autobiography My Moment in History. He died 15 Janu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Day of the Lord, ordained for our repose
Author: Robert Lansing Edwards
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10.10
Publication Date: 1968
Copyright: Copyright 1968 by the Hymn Society of America

Tune

YORKSHIRE

John Wainwright (b. Stockport, England, 1723; d. Stockport, 1768) wrote YORKSHIRE for this text in 1750. The tune was first sung on Christmas Day, 1750, in the parish church of Stockport; it was first published in Caleb Ashworth's Collection of Tunes (1760) and then in Wainwright's Collection of Psa…

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Timeline

Instances

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Hymn Society of America [Hymns Published for Special Occasions, and on Special Subjects] 1942-79 #d35
Twelve New Lord's Day Hymns #2



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