Godminster

The ages one great minster seem

Author: James Russell Lowell
Tune: SONG 67
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: James Russell Lowell

Lowell, James Russell, LL.D., was born at Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 22, 1819; graduated at Harvard College, 1838, and was called to the Bar in 1840. Professor of Modern Languages and Literature (succeeding the Poet Longfellow) in Harvard, 1855; American Minister to Spain, also to England in 1881. He was editor of the Atlantic Monthly, from 1857 to 1862; and of the North American Review from 1863 to 1872. Professor Lowell is the most intellectual of American poets, and first of her art critics and humorists. He has written much admirable moral and sacred poetry, but no hymns. One piece, “Men, whose boast it is that ye" (Against Slavery), is part of an Anti-Slavery poem, and in its present form is found in Hymns of the Spirit, 18… Go to person page >

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First Line: The ages one great minster seem
Title: Godminster
Author: James Russell Lowell

Tune

SONG 67

SONG 67 was published as a setting for Psalm 1 in Edmund Prys's Welsh Llyfr y Psalmau (1621). Erik Routley (PHH 31) suggests that the tune should be ascribed to Prys. Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) supplied a new bass line for the melody when it was published with a number of his own tunes in George With…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Chapel Hymns and Services #d118

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #417

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Services for Congregational Worship #448

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d407

Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d268

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