Bethune, George Washington, D.D. A very eminent divine of the Reformed Dutch body, born in New York, 1805, graduated at Dickinson Coll., Carlisle, Phila., 1822, and studied theology at Princeton. In 1827 he was appointed Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church, Rinebeck, New York. In 1830 passed to Utica, in 1834 to Philadelphia, and in 1850 to the Brooklyn Heights, New York. In 1861 he visited Florence, Italy, for his health, and died in that city, almost suddenly after preaching, April 27, 1862. His Life and Letters were edited by A. R. Van Nest, 1867. He was offered the Chancellorship of New York University, and the Provostship of the University of Pennsylvania, both of which he declined. His works include The Fruits of the Spirit, 1839; Ser… Go to person page >
O Jesus, when I think of Thee.Easter. This is said to bear the date of 1847. It was first published in his Life, &c, 1867. Included in Lyra Sacra Americana (where it is stated to have been found in manuscripts amongst the author's papers), and from the Lyra into English collections. It is an Easter hymn of no special merit.
John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…
Display Title: O Jesus, When I Think of TheeFirst Line: O Jesus, when I think of theeTune Title: CAPELAuthor: George W. BethuneMeter: CMScripture: Philippians 1:21Date: 1985Subject: Biblical Characters | Paul; Jesus Christ | Life and Ministry