Smith, George, D.D., Secretary of the Congregational Union, began his ministry at Liverpool in 1827, and passed on first to Plymouth, and then to Trinity Chapel, Poplar, London (1842). He is the author of The Domestic Prayer Book, 1848; Sermons, 1851; Life Spiritual, 1855; Lectures on the Pentateuch, 1863, &c. He also compiled during his residence at Plymouth a Supplement to Watts's Psalms & Hymns, which, he contributed:—
1. Come in, ye chosen of the Lord. Admission of Church Members.
2. Thou art, O Christ, the Way. Christ the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
which were included in the New Congregational Hymn Book 1859.
--Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…