Spirit of truth, who makest bright

Author: Thomas H. Gill

Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >

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First Line: Spirit of truth, who makest bright
Author: Thomas H. Gill

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WARRINGTON

WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d643

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #26

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #57

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Services for Congregational Worship #82

The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d568

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d396

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d216

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