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The Christian's Pole Star

Author: George Matheson

Matheson, George, D.D., was born at Glasgow, March 27, 1842, and although deprived of his eyesight in youth he passed a brilliant course at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated M.A. in 1862. In 1868 he became the parish minister at Innellan; and subsequently of St. Bernard's, Edinburgh. He was the Baird Lecturer in 1881, and St. Giles Lecturer in 1882. He has published several important prose works. His poetical pieces were collected and published in 1890 as Sacred Songs, Edinburgh: W. Blackwood. In addition to his hymn "O Love that wilt not let me go" (q. v.), four others from his Sacred Songs are in Dr. A. C. Murphey's Book of Common Song, Belfast, 1890. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, fountain of my days
Title: The Christian's Pole Star
Author: George Matheson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Sacred Songs #115

The American Hymnal #d265

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d174

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The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #197

The New Church Hymnal #d193

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #148

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #255

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