Honor be to thee, O Spirit of Man

Author: Vincent B. Silliman

Silliman, Rev. Vincent Brown, D.D. (Hudson, Wisconsin, June 29, 1894-Feb. 1979, Yarmouth, Maine). He graduated from Meadville Theological School in 1920 and from the University of Minnesota in 1925. He served Unitarian churches in Buffalo, New York; Portland, Maine; Hollis, N.Y.; and Chicago, Illinois. He was a member of the committee which edited The Beacon Song and Service Book for Children and Young People (1935), and edited We Sing of Life (1955), an unusual collection of songs for children and young people, with a strong ethical emphasis, some set to familiar hymn tunes, others to interesting folk music. Mr. Silliman contributed to words of several songs. One of them, beginning "Morning, so fair to see" is also included in Hymns of the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Honor be to thee, O Spirit of Man
Author: Vincent B. Silliman (1934)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1935
Copyright: © The Beacon Press Inc.

Tune

EIN FESTE BURG

The original rhythms of EIN FESTE BURG (see 469) had already reached their familiar isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) shape by the time of Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in the eighteenth century. The harmonization is taken from his Cantata 80. Many organ and choral works are based on this chorale, including…

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