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Edwards, Basil, M.A., son of the Rev. S Edwards, was born in 1846, and educated at the Bristol Grammar School, and G. and C. Coll., Cambridge; B.A. 1868, M.A. 1872. Ordained in 1869. After holding several curacies he became Rector of Blaisdon in 1877, and of Ashleworth in 1890. His Songs of a Parish Priest were published in 1888. His hymns in common use include:—
Gliding through the shadows. [Processional.] Written at Trowbridge for Minor Chords, pub. 1875. "This hymn took shape in my mind from the sight of Salisbury Spire and Cross rising through the morning mists on the day of my Ordination to the Priesthood in 1870." Included in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1904.
--Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)