Let our choirs new anthems raise

Author (v. 1): J. M.Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let our choirs new anthems raise
Author (v. 1): J. M.Neale (alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Source: Editors of The New English Hymnal verse 1 based on J. M. Neale ("Christians, come, new anthems raise")
Language: English
Copyright: © The Canterbury Press Norwich

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