Ellerton, John, M.A., son of George Ellerton, was born in London, Dec. 16, 1826, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1849; M.A. 1854). Taking Holy Orders he was successively Curate of Easebourne, Sussex, 1850; Brighton, and Lecturer of St. Peter's, Brighton, 1852; Vicar of Crewe Green, and Chaplain to Lord Crewe, 1860; Rector of Hinstock, 1872; of Barnes, 1876; and of White Roding, 1886. Mr. Ellerton's prose writings include The Holiest Manhood, 1882; Our Infirmities, 1883, &c. It is, however, as a hymnologist, editor, hymnwriter, and translator, that he is most widely known. As editor he published: Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes, Brighton, 1859. He was also co-editor with Bishop How and others of the Society for Promoting… Go to person page >
Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) composed SONG 13 in soprano and bass parts. Used as a setting for a text from the Song of Songs, the tune was published in George Withers' Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1623) as hymn number 13 (hence the tune name).
As in other hymnals, the melody is presented in a simpli…
Display Title: Giver Of The Perfect GiftFirst Line: Giver of the perfect giftTune Title: SONG 13Author: John Ellerton (1826-1893)Meter: 77 77Scripture: Psalm 71; Joel 2:1-2; Hebrews 7:23-28; Hebrews 9:11-15; James 1:17-27Date: 1998Subject: Ash Wednesday | ; Lent (season) |Source: Latin (11th cent.?)
Display Title: Giver Of The Perfect GiftFirst Line: Giver of the perfect gift!Tune Title: WIGANAuthor: John EllertonSource: Church Hymns with Tunes by Arthur S. Sullivan (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1874)
Display Title: Giver Of The Perfect GiftFirst Line: Giver of the perfect giftTune Title: SONG 13Author: John EllertonMeter: 7 7 7 7Date: 1996Subject: The Christian Year | Lent; Choice, Decision | ; Christian Year | Lent; Gift(s) | ; God | Grace; Hope | ; Jesus Christ | Saviour; Opening Hymns | ; Praise | ; Prayer | ; Promise(s) | ; Salvation | ; Sin | ; Trinity | ; Proper 19 | Year CSource: Latin, ca. 11th century