Drummond, David Thomas Kerr, B.A., youngest son of James Eutherford Drummond, of Stragreath, Perthshire, was born at Edinburgh, Aug. 25, 1805. After studying at the University of Edinburgh, he went to Oxford, where he graduated B.A. He was ordained Priest in 1831, and, after serving various cures, became, in 1838, joint minister of Trinity Episcopal Church, Dean Bridge, Edinburgh. He resigned his charge and severed his connection with the Scottish Episcopal Church in 1843, when he became the minister of a church built for him (St. Thomas's English Episcopal Church, Edinburgh), where he continued to minister to a large arid influential congregation until his death. He died at Pitlochry, Perthshire, June 9, 1877. His hymns appeared to the num… Go to person page >
Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street.
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Display Title: Hail To The Virgin BornFirst Line: Hail! to the virgin bornTune Title: SILVER STREETAuthor: David T. K. DrummondMeter: SMSource: The Church of England Hymn-Book (new ed.) (Edinburgh: William Oliphant & Sons, 1838)