Kingsbury, Howard. This name is associated with the popular hymn in days gone by, "Come, let us all unite and sing, God is love!" (God is Love), but concerning the same we have failed to gain any information. We know personally that the hymn was in common use nearly forty years ago (circa 1850).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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William H. Monk (PHH 332) composed CORONAE in 1871. The following year it was published in J Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes Old and New as a setting for Thomas Kelly's text "Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious." That text had "Crown him!" in each stanza, thus the title for this tune.
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Display Title: Once Was Heard The Song Of ChildrenFirst Line: Once was heard the song of childrenTune Title: CALVERASAuthor: Howard KingsburyMeter: 87.87.87Source: The Child's Hymn Book (New York: American Tract Society, 1840), alt.