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How lovely are thy dwellings, Lord, From noise and trouble free

How lovely are thy dwellings, Lord, From noise and trouble free

Author: John Milton
Published in 27 hymnals

Author: John Milton

Milton, John, was born in London, Dec. 9, 1608, and died there Nov. 8, 1674. His poetical excellences and his literary fame are matters apart from hymnology, and are fully dealt with in numerous memoirs. His influence on English hymn-writing has been very slight, his 19 versions of various Psalms having lain for the most part unused by hymnal compilers. The dates of his paraphrases are:— Ps. cxiv. and cxxxvi., 1623, when he was 15 years of ago. These were given in his Poems in English and Latin 1645. Ps. lxxx.-lxxxviii., written in 1648, and published as Nine Psalmes done into Metre, 1645. Ps. i., 1653; ii., “Done August 8, 1653;" iii., Aug. 9, 1653; iv. Aug. 10, 1653; v., Aug. 12, 1653; vi., Aug. 13, 1653; vii.Aug. 14, 1653; viii… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How lovely are thy dwellings, Lord, From noise and trouble free
Author: John Milton

Tune

ST. PETER (Reinagle)

Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Mode…

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MAITLAND (Allen)

PRECIOUS LORD, the tune Thomas Dorsey used for his most beloved hymn, "Precious Lord, take my hand", is an adaptation of MAITLAND. Sometimes Dorsey is shown as the composer, sometimes as the arranger or adapter of Allen's composition. MAITLAND is often attributed to Allen, but the earliest known sou…

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CANONBURY

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 27 of 27)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #8

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #815

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Christian Science Hymnal #55

Christian Science Hymnal #125

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Christian Science Hymnal #211

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Christian Science Hymnal #55a

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Christian Science Hymnal #55b

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Christian Science Hymnal #55c

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Christian Science Hymnal #55

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Church Harmonies #72

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d121

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #769

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #769

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #914

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #914

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d127

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Hymns of Worship #77

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d271

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P84.7

Sabbath Eve Services and Hymns #d8

The Book of Praise #d302

The Choral Friend #d28

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The Gospel Psalmist #626

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The Psalmody #22

Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #2

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