Let us sing the King Messiah

Author: John Ryland

Ryland, John, D.D., son of Rev. John Collett Ryland, was born at Warwick, Jan. 29, 1753. At that time his father was Baptist minister at Warwick, but in 1759 removed to Northampton. "J. Ryland, junior," as for many years he was accustomed to subscribe himself, was in 1781 ordained co-pastor with his father at Northampton. In 1794 he accepted the presidency of the Baptist College and the pastorate of the church in Broadmead, Bristol, and these offices he retained until his death on June 25, 1825. Dr. Ryland was a man of considerable literary culture, and received the degree of D.D. from Brown University, Rhode Island. He was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society, and for the three years following the death of Rev. A. Fuller,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let us sing the King Messiah
Author: John Ryland


Let us sing the King Messiah. J. Ryland. [Praise to Christ as King.] This fine paraphrase of Ps. xlv., in 7 stanzas of 6 lines, is dated by Dr. Ryland's son "July 31st 1790" [S. MSS.]. It appeared in Hymns Included for the Use of the United Congregations of Bristol at their Monthly Prayer Meetings for the Success of the Gospel at Home and Abroad, begun in 1797, Bristol, 1798. The Preface is dated Feb. 26, 1798, and is signed by eight ministers of whom Dr. Ryland is first on the list. This hymn was given, with omissions, in the Baptist New Selection, 1828; and subsequently in numerous collections in Great Britain and America. The original text is given in Ryland'sPastoral Memorials, 1825, and in D. Sedgwick's reprint of Ryland's Hymns, 1862. [William T. Brooke] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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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