On a Birthday

Author: Edith Lovell Thomas

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First Line: On the little Christ-child's Birthday
Title: On a Birthday
Author: Edith Lovell Thomas

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VESPER HYMN (Bortnianski or Stevenson)

VESPER HYMN appeared in John A. Stevenson's Selection of Popular National Airs (1818) as a setting for Thomas Moore's "Hark! The Vesper Hymn Is Stealing." A footnote in that hymnal explained that Stevenson had added what is-now the first line of the retrain to a "Russian Air." Some later hymnals att…

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