Gambold, John, M.A., was b. April 10, 1711, at Puncheston, Pembrokeshire, where his father was vicar. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1730, M.A. in 1734. Taking Holy Orders, he became, about 1739, Vicar of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, but resigned his living in Oct. 1742, and joined the United Brethren [Moravians], by whom lie was chosen one of their bishops in 1754. He d. at Haverfordwest, Sept. 13, 1771. He published an edition of the Greek Testament; Maxims and Theological Ideas; Sermons, and a dramatic poem called Ignatius. About 26 translations and 18 original hymns in the Moravian Hymn Books are assigned to him. One or two of his hymns, which were published by the Wesleys, have been claimed for them, bu… Go to person page >
O tell me no more Of this world's vain store. J. Gambold. [Peace with God.] Appeared in the English Moravian Hymn Book, 1742, No. 107, in 14 stanzas of 4 lines. In the 1886 ed., No. 488, it is reduced to 11 stanzas, and also slightly altered.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Display Title: O Tell Me No More of This World's Vain StoreFirst Line: O tell me no more of this world's vain storeTune Title: KELBROOKAuthor: John GamboldMeter: 18.104.22.168Source: English Moravian Hymn Book, 1742, number 107