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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Author: Henry Alford

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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 #403Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #403Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #862Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1036Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1036Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #582Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #582Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #921Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #761Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #761Page Scan
Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #321Page Scan
Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #33Page Scan
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #766Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d177
The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d170
The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #575Page Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d163
The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #67Page Scan
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