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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)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #8Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #524Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #815Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal #55Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal #125
Christian Science Hymnal #211Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #55aPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #55bPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #55cPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #55Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #72Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #437Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d121
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #769Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #769Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #914Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #914Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d127
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #77Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d271
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P84.7Page Scan
Sabbath Eve Services and Hymns #d8
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d302
The Choral Friend #d28
The Gospel Psalmist #626Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #22Page Scan
Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #2



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