Jesus, Friend of Thronging Pilgrims

Author: Nantlais

Williams, William Nantlais (1874-1959), minister (Presb.), editor, poet and hymn writer LOC Name Authority File Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, friend of thronging pilgrims
Title: Jesus, Friend of Thronging Pilgrims
Author: Nantlais
Copyright: © 1954 by the Hymn Society of America (admin. Hope Publishing Co.)


ERIN (Langston)

Paul T. Langston (b. Marianna, FL, 1928) composed ERIN on request in 1974 for the 1975 Baptist Hymnal, in which it was published as a setting for W. Nantlais Williams' urban hymn “Jesus, Friend of Thronging Pilgrims." Langston named the tune after his daughter. Brooks originally wrote his text in…

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Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Baptist Hymnal (1975 ed) #100

Five New Hymns on the City #4

Hymn Society of America [Hymns Published for Special Occasions, and on Special Subjects] 1942-79 #d97

Hymnbook for Christian Worship #144

The New Broadman Hymnal #100

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