Thou great first Cause, least understood

Author: Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope was born in London, in 1688. His parents were Roman Catholics. He had a feeble constitution, was deformed in person, and attained the age of only fifty-six. He early acquired the means of independence by his literary gifts, and purchased his celebrated villa at Twickenham, whither he went to reside at the age of thirty. Of his many published works, his translation of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" of Homer has given him the greatest reputation. As an English satirist, also, he stands very high. Nearly all his works, however, are imitations. He died at Tickenham, in 1744. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou great first Cause, least understood
Author: Alexander Pope

Tune

CHRISTMAS (Handel)

The tune is based on the the beginning of the soprano aria "Non vi piacque ingiusti dei" from the opera "Siroe"

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Instances

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #376

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #379

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Hymns #370

Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d236

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The Brethren Hymnal #476

The Church Hymn Book #d1001

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