Logan, John, son of a farmer, born at Fala, Midlothian, 1748, and educated at Edinburgh University, in due course entering the ministry of the Church of Scotland and becoming the minister of South Leith in 1770. During the time he held this charge he delivered a course of lectures on philosophy and history with much success. While he was thus engaged, the chair of Universal History in the University became vacant; but as a candidate he was unsuccessful. A tragedy, entitled Runnamede, followed. He offered it to the manager of Covent Garden Theatre, but it was interdicted by the Lord Chamberlain "upon suspicion of having a seditious tendency." It was subsequently acted in Edinburgh. In 1775 he formed one of the Committee by whom the Translati… Go to person page >
The hour of my departure's come. J. Logan. [Death anticipated.] This is hymn No. 5, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, of the "Hymns" appended to the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1781. We have most reluctantly assigned this sweetly plaintive hymn to J. Logan rather than to M. Bruce. The hymn is in several modern hymn-books in Great Britain and America.
Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone.
HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…
Display Title: The Hour of My Departure's ComeFirst Line: The hour of my departure's comeTune Title: HURSLEYAuthor: James Logan; Michael BruceMeter: LMSource: From the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1781