Eastburn, James Wallis, son of a New York bookseller and brother of Dr. Eastburn, Bp. of Massachusetts, was born in London, England, Sept. 26, 1797. The family removed to New York in 1803, and he was educated at Columbia College, New York, where he graduated in 1816. Taking Holy Orders in 1818, he subsequently became a Rector at Accomac, Virginia, where his “abundant and successful labours" were cut short by an early death. He died at Santa Cruz, Dec. 2, 1819. With Robert C. Sands, an intimate friend, he wrote a poem on the history of an Indian Chief, which was published as Yamoyden, in 1820.
His hymns include:—
1. 0 holy, holy, holy Lord, Bright in Thy deeds, &c. [Holy Trinity.] This hymn is said by Dr. Hatfield to have been… Go to person page >
The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…