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Give me, O Lord, an understanding heart

Author: James J. Rome

Rome, James J. (Langholm, Scotland, 1859--1920). Coming to the United States in 1880, he was living in Des Moines, Iowa in 1892, and in Boston from 1895 to 1905. At one time a Baptist minister, he was a Christian Scientist practitioner and teacher from 1895 until his death. --Joan E. Wilson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Give me, O Lord, an understanding heart
Author: James J. Rome

Tune

PENITENTIA (Dearle)


SONG 24

Orlando Gibbons (b. Oxford, England, 1583; d. Canterbury, England, 1625) composed SONG 24 as a setting for a paraphrase of Lamentations 1. The tune was number 24 (hence, the tune name) in his collection of hymn tunes composed for and published in George Wither's The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1…

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Christian Science Hymnal #S423

Christian Science Hymnal #69

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