Woodward, George Ratcliffe, M.A. of G. & C. College, Cambridge; B.A. in honours 1872, M.A. 1875. Has held several curacies and two benefices, and is now (1907) Curate of St. Mark's, Marylebone Road, London. He has translated a number of hymns from the German and Latin, which are included in his Songs of Syon, 1904.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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IRIS is very closely related to the tune GLORIA. Their contours are somewhat different at the ends of the first four phrases. The first and third phrases of IRIS end with 3-1, instead of holding 3. The second and fourth phrases of IRIS end with 5-4-3, while GLORIA ends with 3-2-1.