Wreford, John Reynell, an English Unitarian minister, was born December 12, 1800, at Barnstaple; educated at Manchester College, and in 1826 became pastor of a Church in Birmingham. In 1831, on account of the failure of his voice, he withdrew from the active work of the ministry and, in conjunction with Rev. Hugh Hutton, established a school at Edgbaston. He wrote a History of Presbyterian Nonconformity in Birmingham, 1832, and Lays of Loyalty, 1837. He contributed fifty-five hymns to Rev. J. R. Beard's Collection, 1837. His most popular and valuable hymn is the one given in this book. The last years of his life were spent in retirement at Bristol, where he died in 1891.
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MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…
Display Title: Lord, while for humankind we prayFirst Line: Lord, while for humankind we prayTune Title: ST PAUL (ABERDEEN)Author: John Reynell Wreford, 1800-1881Meter: CMDate: 2004Source: Adapt.: Compilers
Display Title: Lord, while for all mankind we prayFirst Line: Lord, while for all mankind we prayTune Title: ABERDEEN (ST PAUL)Author: John Wreford, 1800-81Meter: CMDate: 1986Subject: Church and People | National; St. George, Patron of England | April 23rd