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Glory to God the Father be

Glory to God the Father be

Author: John Mason
Published in 17 hymnals

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

Text Information


Glory to God the Father be. J. Mason. [Praise for Joy in the Holy Ghost.] This cento as given in the Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865, No. 396, is compiled from J. Mason's Spiritual Songs; or, Songs of Praise, &c, 1683, and is thus composed:—- Stanzas i and v. from Song xv., stanza vi. Stanzas ii.-iv. from Song xxiv., stanzas i. ii. Although comparatively unknown, it is an effective "Song of Praise." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #709Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #709Page Scan
Faith Hymns #d36
Faith Hymns (New ed.) #62Page Scan
Hymns for the Church on Earth: being three hundred and sixty-six hymns and spiritual songs. (For the most part of modern date.) (New Ed.) #153Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Militant #518Page Scan
Indian Melodies #63Page Scan
Indian Melodies #63
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #581Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #396
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #396Tune InfoPage Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #396Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #396Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #396Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #396Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #59Page Scan
The Book of Worship #d130
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