Over the Sea

Over the billows and ocean foam

Author: John Taylor
Tune: [Over the billows and ocean foam]
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: John Taylor

Taylor, John, born July 30, 1750, was the son of Richard Taylor, of Norwich, and grandson of Dr. John Taylor (1694-1761, the eminent Hebrew scholar, who was for many years minister of the Octagon Chapel, Norwich, and afterwards Divinity tutor at the Warrington Academy. Dr. Taylor published A Collection of Tunes in Various Airs, one of the first collections of its kind, and his grandson was one of the most musical of Unitarian hymn-writers). Young Taylor, after serving his apprenticeship in his native place, was for two years in a banking house in London, at which time he was an occasional poetical contributor to the Morning Chronicle. In 1773 he returned to Norwich, where he spent the rest of his life, first as a manufacturer, and afterward… Go to person page >

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First Line: Over the billows and ocean foam
Title: Over the Sea
Author: John Taylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over the ocean my ship must sail
Publication Date: 1947
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1947.

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