There is a river deep and broad

There is a river deep and broad

Author: William Hurn
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: William Hurn

Hurn, William, born at Breccles Hall, Norfolk, Dec. 21, 1754. His education was superior, enabling him, in 1777 to take the post of classical tutor in the Free Grammar School, Dedham, Essex. In 1779 he entered the army, but resigning his commission in 1780, he was ordained by Bishop Young of Norwich, in 1781. After holding various curacies, including Beighton Broome, Stowmarket, &c, he was presented in 1790 to the Vicarage of Debenham, Suffolk. In October, 1822, he resigned his Vicarage, and in April, 1823, undertook the pastorate of the Congregational chapel at Woodbridge, in the same county. This he retained to his death, Oct. 9, 1829. His poetical works included:— (1) Health Hill, a descriptive poem, 1777; (2) Blessings of Peac… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a river deep and broad
Author: William Hurn
Refrain First Line: Flow on, flow on sweet stream


There is a River deep and broad. W. Hurn. [The Holy Spirit.] From his Psalms & Hymns, 1813.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Anglican Hymn Book #245
Chapel Echoes No. 1 #d29
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #738Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d702
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #472Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #469Page Scan
Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #140Page Scan
Royal Gems: a new and choice collection of Sunday school songs #119Page Scan
Select Songs No. 2: for the singing service in the prayer meeting; Sunday school; Christian Endeavor meetings #81Page Scan
The Book of Praise #d364
The Welcome: a collection of songs, hymns, chants, anthems and choruses,for the Sabbath school and home sircle #63Page Scan
The Wreath of Gems: or strictly favorite songs and tunes for the Sunday School, and for general use in public and social worship #74Page Scan
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