Popple, Maria, 1796-1847. Daughter of Rev. Miles Popple, vicar of Welton, near Hull, who as Miriam contributed to Beard's Collection, 1837, and to Unitarian periodical literature.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…