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John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89.
A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876
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After various tunes had been set to this text, Gladden insisted on the use of MARYTON. Composed by H. Percy Smith (b. Malta, 1825; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1898), the tune was originally published as a setting for John Keble's "Sun of My Soul" in Arthur S. Sullivan's Church Hymns with Tun…
Display Title: O Happy Day, When Saints Shall MeetFirst Line: O! Happy day, when saints shall meetTune Title: MARYTONAuthor: John Barnard, 1681-1770Meter: LMSource: A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns by John Dobell (Morristown, NJ: Peter A. Johnson, 1810)