Joseph Dacre Carlyle was born at Carlisle, in 1759. He became Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge, in 1794, and afterwards Vicar of Newcastle-on-Tyne. He was the author of several works. His death occurred in 1804.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >
MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…
Display Title: Lord, When We Bend Before Thy ThroneFirst Line: Lord, when we bend before Thy throneTune Title: BURFORDAuthor: Joseph CarlyleMeter: CMSource: Psalms and Hymns, by J. Fawcett (Carlisle, England: 1802)