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Not Here For High and Holy Things

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Author: Geoffrey Anketel Studdert Kennedy

Born with Irish heritage to the vicarage in a deprived parish in Leeds. Studdert Kennedy got into Trinity College Dublin at the age of 14, though poverty meant he did not attend until later, graduating with a First Class degree. He was a popular teacher at Calday Grange Grammar School on the Wirral Peninsula before entering the Anglican Ministry; ordained in Worcester Cathedral in 1908 and married in 1914. He worked in deprived parishes: in Rugby, with his Father in Leeds and St Paul's in Worcester. He was known for his forgetfulness, his generosity (he famously gave away the marital bed to an old lady in need recruiting his wife to help carry the mattress) and his plain speaking. He became a military chaplain (AKA the Padre) in 1915. He… Go to person page >

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First Line: Not here for high and holy things
Title: Not Here For High and Holy Things
Author: Geoffrey Anketel Studdert Kennedy
Publication Date: 1982
Copyright: By permission of Hodder and Stoughton Limited.



MORNING SONG is a folk tune that has some resemblance to the traditional English tune for "Old King Cole." The tune appeared anonymously in Part II of John Wyeth's (PHH 486) Repository of Sacred Music (1813). In 1816 it was credited to "Mr. Dean," which some scholars believe was a misprinted referen…

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The Hymnal 1982 #9

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