For the apostles' glorious company

For the apostles' glorious company

Author: William Walsham How
Tune: SARUM (Barnby)
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 For the Apostle's glorious company,
Who, bearing fort the Cross o'er land and sea,
Shook all the mighty world, we sing to Thee,
Alleluia.

2 For the Evangelists, by whose blest word,
Like fourfold streams, the garden of the Lord
Is fair and fruitful, be Thy name adored.
Alleluia.

3 For Martyrs, who, with rapture-kindled eye,
Saw the bright crown descending from the sky,
And died to grasp it, Thee we glorify.
Alleluia.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For the apostles' glorious company
Author: William Walsham How
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, alleluia

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #186Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #186Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #186Page Scan
Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d33
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #186aPage Scan
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #186bPage Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #186Page Scan
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