Land of our birth, we pledge to thee

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Born: December 30, 1865, Bombay (now Mumbai), India. Died: January 18, 1936, London, England. Buried: Westminster Abbey, London, England. Kipling, Rudyard, the well-known poet and story-teller, was born at Bombay, India, Dec. 30, 1865, and now (1906) lives at Burwash in Sussex. His noble poem, "The Recessional," was written in 1897 at the time of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, contributed to the Times for July 17, 1897, and first published by the author in his The Five Nations, 1903, p. 214, beginning "God of our fathers, known of old" (National). It has passed into Sursum Corda, Phil., 1898, The English Hymnal, 1906. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Land of our birth, we pledge to thee
Author: Rudyard Kipling

Tune

PENTECOST (Boyd)

William Boyd (b. Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1847; d. Paddington, England, 1928) composed PENTECOST in 1864 for the hymn text "Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire"; it was published in 1868 in Thirty-Two Hymn Tunes Composed by Members of the University of Oxford. The name PENTECOST derives from the subjec…

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LAND OF OUR BIRTH


TRURO

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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Instances

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American Student Hymnal #d159
Songs for Young and Old #d70
Songs of Praise for Schools #d46
Songs of Praise for Schools #d54
The Beacon Hymnal #d107
The Canadian Youth Hymnal #125
The Concord Hymnal for Day School, Sunday School and Home #d46
The Harvard University Hymn Book #d126
The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #513
The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #513
The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #401a
The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #899
The Methodist Hymnal, Official Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Episcopal Church South, Methodist Protestant Church #d266
The New Canadian Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for Sunday schools, young people's societies, prayer & praise meetings, family circles #105Page Scan
The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d168
The University Hymn Book #d101



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