Roscoe, Mary Ann, daughter of William Roscoe, was born in 1795, married to Thomas Jevons, 1825, and died in 1845. She edited Poems for Youth, by a Family Circle, Lond., 1820, to which her brothers and sister contributed. From 1831 she also edited The Sacred Offering, an Annual of original and selected poetry (Liverpool, D. Marple & Co.). Her 7 hymns were published in her Sonnets and other Poems, chiefly Devotional, in 1845. Of her hymns three are still in common use:—
1. [Now] O let your mingling voices rise. Christmas.
2. Thou must go forth alone, my soul. Death Anticipated.
3. When human hopes and joys depart. In Trouble and Affliction.
Of these No. 3 was first published in her Poems for Youth, &c, 1820.
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Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal.
FRANCES is a rousing tune with…
Display Title: O Let Your Mingling Voices RiseFirst Line: O let your mingling voices riseTune Title: FRANCESAuthor: Mary A. JevonsMeter: 88.68.86Source: Sonnets and Other Poems, Chiefly Devotional (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Company, 1845)