Pierson, Arthur Tappan, D.D., was born in New York city, March 6, 1837, and educated at Hamilton College. He entered the Presbyterian ministry in 1830, and was pastor successively in Binghampton and in Waterford, New York, and Fort Street, Detroit; his last charge being the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. (Duffield's English Hymns, 1886, p. 576.) Dr. Pierson's hymns include:—
1. Once I was dead in sin. Praise for Salvation.
2. The Gospel of Thy grace. The Love of God in Christ.
3. To Thee, O God [Lord], we raise. Divine Beneficence.
4. With harps and with viols there stand a great throng. The New Song.
Of these hymns, No. 3 is in Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, and the Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884;… Go to person page >
Display Title: Advent SongFirst Line: Hear the advent song of the angel throngTune Title: BIG BENAuthor: Arthur T. PiersonMeter: 10.7.10.7 DSource: Hymns of the Christian Life No. 2 (South Nyack, NY: Christian Alliance Publishing Company, 1897)