Defend the poor and desolate

Defend the poor and desolate

Author: John Milton
Tune: MILTONA
Published in 11 hymnals

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Author: John Milton

Milton, John, was born in London, Dec. 9, 1608, and died there Nov. 8, 1674. His poetical excellences and his literary fame are matters apart from hymnology, and are fully dealt with in numerous memoirs. His influence on English hymn-writing has been very slight, his 19 versions of various Psalms having lain for the most part unused by hymnal compilers. The dates of his paraphrases are:— Ps. cxiv. and cxxxvi., 1623, when he was 15 years of ago. These were given in his Poems in English and Latin 1645. Ps. lxxx.-lxxxviii., written in 1648, and published as Nine Psalmes done into Metre, 1645. Ps. i., 1653; ii., “Done August 8, 1653;" iii., Aug. 9, 1653; iv. Aug. 10, 1653; v., Aug. 12, 1653; vi., Aug. 13, 1653; vii.Aug. 14, 1653; viii… Go to person page >

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First Line: Defend the poor and desolate
Author: John Milton

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #475

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #475

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1060

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Revival Hymns #385

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Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #151a

The Church Hymn Book #d106

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The Gospel Psalmist #784

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