John Erskine Clarke (1827–1920) was a British clergyman who issued the first parish magazine. He established several other religious publications and was responsible for founding churches schools and hospitals in Battersea. He also competed at Henley Royal Regatta.
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Jesus, high in glory. [Children's Praises.] This popular hymn for Children has been traced to the American Methodist Episcopal Church em>Sunday School Harmonist, 1847.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)