Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >
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Montagu Christie Butler, born 25 January 1884 in London, died 5 May 1970, was a British academic, librarian, lexicographer and musician. A winner of several prizes at the Royal Academy of Music in London, he was a harpist and a versatile music teacher skilled in playing various musical instruments, as well as a teacher of voice and of musical composition.
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RHUDDLAN is a traditional Welsh tune used by harp-playing folk musicians. Named after the historic village in northern Wales, the tune was published in the musical edition of Edward Jones's Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1800). The harmonization is from the 1906 English Hymnal.