See the leaves around us falling

Author: George Horne

Home, George, D.D., born at Otham, near Maidstone, Kent, Nov. 1, 1730, and educated at Maidstone, and University College, Oxford (B.A. 1749). He subsequently became a Fellow, and in 1768 Master of Magdalen College. He was also Vice-Chancellor of his University, 1776; Dean of Canterbury, 1781, and Bishop of Norwich, 1791. He died Jan. 17, 1792. Bp. Home is widely known through his Commentary on the Book of Psalms. His hymns were included in his Memoirs by the Rev. W. Jones, 1795: again, in his Essays and Thoughts on Various Subjects with Hymns and Poems, 1808: and again, in his Works, 1809. Of his Hymns the best known is:— See the leaves around us falling [Autumn], which appeared in his Memoirs, 1795, pp. 223-4, in 10 stanzas of 4 lin… Go to person page >

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First Line: See the leaves around us falling
Author: George Horne

Notes

See the leaves around us falling, p. 535, i. This hymn appeared in The Christian's Magazine, 1760, p. 86, as "The Fall of the Leaf; a Sacred Ode," and again in the Gospel Magazine, Sept. 1769, p. 447. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Tune

BARTIMAEUS


AUTUMN

This tune is adapted from Barthélemon's piece Durandarte and Belerma: A Pathetic Scotch Ballad (1797). Some editors describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring to the similarity between this tune and FREU DICH SEHR.

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