Earth to earth and dust to dust, Lord, we own the sentence just

Earth to earth and dust to dust, Lord, we own the sentence just

Author: John Hampden Gurney
Tune: CROYLAND
Published in 15 hymnals

Author: John Hampden Gurney

Gurney, John Hampden, M.A., eldest son of Sir John Gurney, a Baron of the Exchequer, was born in Serjeants’ Inn, London, Aug. 15, 1802, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1824. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Lutterworth (1827-1844), and subsequently Hector of St. Mary's, Marylebone, and Prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral. He died in London, March 8, 1862. The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and other religious societies had his cordial sympathy, and received his active support. His publications include several small volumes in prose, and the following:— (1) Church Psalmody; Hints for the improvement of a Collection of Hymns published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Earth to earth and dust to dust, Lord, we own the sentence just
Author: John Hampden Gurney

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Earth to earth, and dust to dust. Lord, we own, &c. J. H. Gurney. [The Resurrection.] Contributed to his Collection of Hymns. (Lutterworth Collection), 1838, No. 42, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and repeated in his Psalms & Hymns (Marylebone Collection), 1851, No. 36. It is given, and generally unaltered, in several of the best collections in Great Britain and America. It is a distinct hymn in every way from Dr. G. Croly's "Earth to earth, and dust to dust! Here the evil and the just" (Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 170), and is very suitable for funerals. --John Julian Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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Church Hymnal #234

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S192

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d252

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #953

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #351.953

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The Baptist Hymn Book #953

The Book of Praise #d66

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #701

The Christian Psalmist #d152

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d81

The Church Hymn Book #d224

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #457

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d185

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d114

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #956

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