Look forth mine eye look up and view

Look forth mine eye look up and view

Author: George Wither
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: George Wither

Wither, George, or Wyther—spelled in both ways by himself, the first usually, the second occasionally, e.g. in Prince Henrie's Obsequies (1612), and erroneously Withers, was born on June 11th, 1588, at Bentworth, near Alton, Hampshire. He was the only son of George Wither, of Bentworth. His early education was at the Grammar School of Colemore or Colemere, under its celebrated master; John Greaves. After thorough training and discipline here he was entered in 1604 at Magdalen College, Oxford. His tutor was John Warner, subsequently D.D. and Bishop of Rochester. He had only been three years at the University when malicious and ignorant persons persuaded his father that more learning was not required. And so, as he modestly tells us in his… Go to person page >

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First Line: Look forth mine eye look up and view
Author: George Wither


Look forth, mine eye, look up and view. G. Wither. [Morning.] Appeared in his Halleviah, or, Britain's Second Remembrancer, &c, 1641, No. 3, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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Anglican Hymn Book #6

Hymns and Hymn Tunes in the English Metrical Psalters #d337

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