Hark, creation's Alleluia

Author: E. H. Bickersteth

Bickersteth, Edward Henry, D.D., son of Edward Bickersteth, Sr. born at Islington, Jan. 1825, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. with honours, 1847; M.A., 1850). On taking Holy Orders in 1848, he became curate of Banningham, Norfolk, and then of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells. His preferment to the Rectory of Hinton-Martell, in 1852, was followed by that of the Vicarage of Christ Church, Hampstead, 1855. In 1885 he became Dean of Gloucester, and the same year Bishop of Exeter. Bishop Bickersteth's works, chiefly poetical, are:— (l) Poems, 1849; (2) Water from the Well-spring, 1852; (3) The Rock of Ages, 1858 ; (4) Commentary on the New Testament, 1864; (5) Yesterday, To-day, and For Ever, 1867; (6) The Spirit of Life, 1868;… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, creation's Alleluia
Author: E. H. Bickersteth
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Notes: For a higher setting see No. 618.

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Hark! creation's Alleluia. Bp. E. H. Bickersteth. [Missions.] Written in 1879 for the Church Missionary Society and included in the 1890 edition of the Hymnal Companion.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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