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God, the source of light and beauty

Author: S. Ralph Harlow

Born: July 20, 1885, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: August 21, 1972, Northampton, Massachusetts. Buried: Abels Hill Cemetery (also known as Chilmark Cemetery), Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Harlow attended Harvard University, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, & Hartford Theological Seminary. Ordained a Congregational minister in 1912, he was a chaplain and sociology teacher at the International College in Smyrna, Turkey (1912-22). When World War I broke out, he served as YMCA director for the American forces in France. In 1923, he joined Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, serving over 30 years as a professor of religion and social ethics. He traveled overseas as a lecturer for the Carnegie Endowment for Inter… Go to person page >

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First Line: God, the source of light and beauty
Author: S. Ralph Harlow

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IN BABILONE

IN BABILONE is a traditional Dutch melody that appeared in Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradansen (Old and New Dutch Peasant Songs and Country Dances), c. 1710. Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) discovered this tune as arranged by Julius Rontgen (b. Leipzig, Germany, 1855; d. Utrecht,…

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