Cole, Samuel Valentine, D.D., b. at Machiasport, Me., 1851, and educated at Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary, 1887; D.D. 1898. President of Wheaton Seminary since 1897. His Scipio's Garden and other Poems was published 1901. From it is taken "O Thou Who sealest up the past" (New Year), p. 170, It is dated in The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, as 1887. [Rev. C. L. Noyes, D.D.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…
Display Title: O Thou Who Sealest Up the PastFirst Line: O Thou who sealest up the pastTune Title: DEVENTERAuthor: Samuel V. ColeMeter: LMSource: Scipio's Garden and Other Poems, 1901. In The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, it is dated to 1887.