George Edward Ford, son of an American Missionary, was born in Aleppo, Syria, and lived in Sidon. There he founded the National Evangelical Institute for Girls & boys, along with Rev. William King Eddy, on the 1st Dec. 1881 He died in 1928.
دكتور. ولد بحلب في العام 1851، ونشأ بسورية، وسكن صيداء وأسس فيها مدرسة الفنون والصنائع. توفي بعين حلوة 1928 Go to person page >
Author: Philip Doddridge
Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >
This tune is likely the work of the composers named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above.
William J. Reynolds, in his Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976) writes as follows:
“Happy Day appeared in William McDonald’s Wesleyan Sacred Harp (Boston, 1854),…
First published in Henri Frederick Hemy's Easy Hymn Tunes for Catholic Schools (1851), STELLA was a folk tune from northern England that Hemy heard sung by children in Stella, a village near Newcastle-upon-Tyme. In modified bar form (AA'B), the tune has an interesting rhythmic structure. Antiphonal…