Hancox, Joseph, 1780-1824. A Liverpool merchant, of fine poetical taste, four of whose hymns are in Martineau’s Hymns for the Christian Church and Home, Martineau’s Hymns of Praise and Prayer, also in the Norwich Collection, ed. 1826:—
1. Father in heaven, thy sacred name. The Lord's Prayer.
2. How welcome thy returning beams. The Lord's Day.
3. O for a faith in God's decrees. The shelter of faith.
4. Yon glorious orbs that gild the sky. New heavens and new earth.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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