Estlin, John Prior, D.D., 1747-1817, b. at Hinckley, and educated at the Warrington Academy. For many years minister at Lewin's Mead, Bristol; author of Familiar Lectures on Moral Philosophy, &c.; editor of the Psalms & Hymns, adapted to Public and Private Worship, Collected for the use of the Society of Lewin's Mead, Bristol, 1806, to which he contributed two hymns, also in Martineau’s Hymns for the Christian Church and Home & Martineau’s Hymns of Praise and Prayer.
1. Gracious source of every blessing. For the close of Evening Service.
2. Thou art the First, and thou the Last. Ascription of Praise.
3. Eternal source of life and light. Prayer for spiritual blessings. In Kippis. & Belfast Collection.
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This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou.
Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…
Display Title: Eternal Source Of Life And LightFirst Line: Eternal source of life and lightTune Title: SAWLEYAuthor: John P. EstlinMeter: CMSource: A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for Public and Private Worship by Andrew Kippis et al. (London: 1795)