Rands, William Brighty, was born in Chelsea in 1826 and died at Dulwich on April 23rd, 1882. He was a considerable contributor to literature, but published his works under various names—-e.g. "Matthew Browne," "Henry Holbeach," "Lilliput Levee," &c. One hymn by him of great force and originality has found its way into recent hymnals, "One Lord there is all Lords above" (God a consuming fire to sin ). It appeared originally in his "Lilliput Lectures," 1872. It has been included in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, and in the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below.
According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…