New, Herbert, b. 1820. Solicitor, of Evesham, whose hymn of Aspiration, "Lie open, soul! around thee press," is given in J. P. Hopp’s Collection, 1877. It appeared [with the first line, “Ope, ope, my soul!"] in George Dawson's Collection, 1853, and is also in the American Disciples' Hymn-book.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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