Ballantyne, Randall Hunter, sister of R. M. Ballantyne, the novelist, was born July 8, 1821, and died in August, 1861. Her Heir of Glory was published in 1849, Mabel Grant, 1854, and others. Her hymn, "How loving is Jesus, Who came from the sky" (The Love of Jesus ), in The Church Hymnary (Scotch), 1898, appeared in her Hymns about Jesus, 1842.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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Display Title: How Loving Is Jesus!First Line: How loving is Jesus! who came from the skyTune Title: IBÉRICOAuthor: Randall H. BallantyneMeter: 188.8.131.52Source: Young Singer's Friend, or, the Lee Avenue Collection of Hymns and Songs by Jeremiah Johnson (New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1859)