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

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… 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

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #186

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Hymnal #186

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Hymnal #186

Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d33

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #186a

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #186b

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The Hymnal #186

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