Cooke, Henry, D.D., LL.D., was born at Grillagh, near Maghera, County Londonderry, Ireland, May 11, 1788, and was educated at the University of Glasgow. He became pastor of Dueane Presbyterian Church in 1808. After holding other pastorates he was appointed to that of the Presbyterian congregation in May Street, Belfast. He died in Belfast, Dec. 13, 1868. His Life was published by Dr. J. L. Porter, in 1871. The hymn, "Jesus, Shepherd of the Sheep, Who Thy Father's flock," &c. (The Good Shepherd ), in the Canadian Presbyterian Hymn Book, 1880, is by him.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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CAPETOWN was originally composed by Friedrich Filitz (b. Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany, 1804; d. Munich, Germany, 1876) as a setting for the text "Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit"; that text and tune were included in Vierstimmiges Choralbuch (1847), a hymnal compiled by Baron Christian von Bunsen and publis…