Brook, Frances, daughter of the Rev. James Brook, M.A., of Helme Edge, Meltham, Huddersfield, was b. in Bath in 1870. Her interest in missions is deep, and delicate health alone has prevented her from giving her services in the foreign field where two of her sisters are laboring. Her first hymn leaflet was:—
1. There is singing in the Homeland. [Martyrs.] It was written in 1895 "In Memoriam" of the Rev. Robert Stewart and his little band in the Hawa Sang martyrdom of that year. It was printed in the C.M.S. Gleaner, March, 1896, p. 34, and included in the Church Missionary Hymn Book, 1899, No. 163. The original leaflet is entitled "Martyrs of Jesus, Called to be with Christ, at Kucheng, S. China, August 1st, 1895."
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MORECAMBE was composed in 1870 by Frederick C. Atkinson (b. Norwich, England, 1841; d. East Dereham, England, 1896) as a setting for Henry Lyte's "Abide with Me" (442). It was first published in G. S. Barrett and E.J. Hopkins's Congregational Church Hymnal (1887). The tune is named for a coastal tow…