O Christ, the Great Foundation

Author: T. T. Lew

T'ingfang Lew was a leading Chinese educator, author, and editor. He was educated in China and at Columbia University in New York City (M.A.; Ph.D.). His Bachelor of Divinity degree was from Yale and he studied at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, where he also taught Christian education. Lew lectured throughout America at schools and colleges from 1926 to 1938 and received an S.T.D. degree from Oberlin College. In 1932, Lew began to chair the commission to prepare a Chinese Union hymnal. The resulting Hymns of Universal Praise was published in 1936. Its music editor was Bliss Wiant, a colleague of Lews's at Yenching University in Peking. Lew also edited the Union Book of Common Prayer which was used by four Protestant Ch… Go to person page >

Tune

AURELIA

Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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Catholic Book of Worship III #527

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Common Praise (1998) #524

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #646

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #361

Hymnal Supplement 1991 #822

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #502

Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #443

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Sing! A New Creation #177

The New Century Hymnal #387

The Worshiping Church #709

Worship (3rd ed.) #618

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