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Lord of hosts, divinely fair

Author: Daniel Turner

Turner, Daniel, M.A., was born at Blackwater Park, near St. Albans, March 1, 1710. Having received a good classical education, he for some years kept a boarding-school at Hemel Hempstead, but in 1741 he became pastor of the Baptist church, Reading. Thence he removed, in 1748, to Abingdon, and continued pastor of the Baptist church there until his death on Sept. 5, 1798. He was much respected throughout his denomination, and was the friend and correspondent of Robert Robinson, Dr. Rippon, and other eminent men of that day. He probably received the honorary degree of M.A. from the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Turner was the author of works on Open Communion and Social Religion; also of Short Meditations on Select Portions of Scr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord of hosts, divinely fair
Author: Daniel Turner


Lord of hosts, how lovely fair [how bright, how fair] . D. Turner. [Public Worship.] First published in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1st ed., 1787, No. 342, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled, "The Excellency of Public Worship." From Rippon's Selection it has passed into several Non¬conformist collections, sometimes in its original form, and also as, "Lord of hosts, how bright, how fair,” as in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858 and 1880.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to…

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d477
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d201
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #14Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d192
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #252Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #342Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #376Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d381
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d624
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H456Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #456Page Scan
Crescent Service Program No. 13 #d15
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S100Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #53Page Scan
Gospel Praise Book #d162
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #95a
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d378
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #38Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #156Page Scan
Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d45
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d424
Hymnal, Amore Dei #156Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #983Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d666
Jewels of Praise #173aPage Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #456Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H346Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d488
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #511Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCXLIIPage Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d250
The Baptist Hymn Book #71Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #432Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #53Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1148Page Scan
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d327
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #71Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d178
The Presbyterian Hymnal #81Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #81Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1060Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d329
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #16Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d481
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d504