Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >
Hark, ten thousand voices cry. T. Kelly. [Easter, or Ascensiontide.] First published in the 2nd edition of his Hymns, &c, 1806, in 1 stanza of 4 lines in 7's metre; 4 stanzas of 4 lines in 87, 87 metre, and the chorus:—
“Then haste, ye saints, your tribute bring,
And crown Him everlasting King."
(Edition 1853, No. 27.) This peculiarity of construction was overlooked by Elliott, who gave it with the omission of the chorus in his Psalms & Hymns, 1835, as a complete hymn in 7's; and the Editors of the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, as 87, 5. In the Irish Church Hymnal, 1873, No. 199, the first stanza is rewritten:—
"Hark, ten thousand voices sounding
Far and wide throughout the sky,
'Tis the voice of joy abounding,
Jesus lives, no more to die."
and the irregularity of metre is thereby overcome. In some collections, including Kennedy, 1863, No. 964, it begins with stanza ii: "Jesus comes, His conflict over."
STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…
Display Title: Hark! Ten Thousand VoicesFirst Line: Hark! ten thousand voices soundingTune Title: ST. OSWALDAuthor: Thomas KellyMeter: 87.87Source: Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture, second edition, 1806