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Forth to the land of promise bound

Forth to the land of promise bound

Author: Henry Alford
Tune: ST. HUGH (Hopkins)
Published in 18 hymnals

Author: Henry Alford

Alford, Henry, D.D., son of  the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of Aston Sandford, b. at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Row, London, Oct. 7, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in honours, in 1832. In 1833 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ampton. Subsequently he held the Vicarage of Wymeswold, 1835-1853,--the Incumbency of Quebec Chapel, London, 1853-1857; and the Deanery of Canterbury, 1857 to his death, which took. place  at  Canterbury, Jan. 12, 1871.  In addition he held several important appointments, including that of a Fellow of Trinity, and the Hulsean Lectureship, 1841-2. His literary labours extended to every department of literature, but his noblest undertaking was his edition of the Greek Testament, the result… Go to person page >

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First Line: Forth to the land of promise bound
Author: Henry Alford

Notes

Forth to the land of promise bound. H. Alford. [Life a Pilgrimage.] Written at Apton in December, 1828 (Life, 1872, p. 39), and was given in his Psalms & Hymns, 1844, No. 68, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in his Year of Praise, 1867, No. 181. It is also in several American collections. Its subject is the journey of the Children of Israel spiritualized. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #403

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Carmina Sanctorum #403

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #862

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1036

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1036

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #582

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #582

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #921

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #761

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #761

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Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #321

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Songs of the Covenant #33

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The Church Hymnary #766

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d177

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d170

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #575

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d163

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #67

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